"Today you are granted access to specially chosen concealed city gardens, Pittsfield's hidden heart" reads the first page of my paper "passport." Last Sat. we joined, once again, the annual Garden Tour. You receive a passport that maps out 8 different gardens across town for a self-guided & leisurly (something not typically in my vocab) tour. Each garden holds a special flavor of its own, reflecting the handiwork that transformed an ordinary yard into an enchanted dwelling place, as well as the artistic nature & vast details of our Great Creator.
The 3 Garden Gals:
Meredith & Sissy Hamilton, myself
A Cascading Window Box
A really cool shot Meredith took. You would not believe how long it took us to finally capture this! The gardner had these little mirror circles hanging from her bushes & we caught my reflection with Meredith's amazing camera (& photography skills)
"The House with the Swing"
This backyard was like a true haven! She said they come out here in the evening, throw something delicious on the grill and enjoy the rest of their day relaxing.
I could have stayed there the rest of the day!
a sweet little birdhouse...
...occupied by a sweet little birdie.
a picturesque pond that ran along their property
that I had to climb!
"If Anne [of Green Gables] can ride a horse in a skirt, then you can certainly climb a tree in one!!!"
And the highlight of our day, THE SWING!
This swing was too tempting to not try! So we all got a "swing" at it & thankfully we all stayed dry!
Meredith was our pioneer!
It's all or nothing at this point!!
they call me JANE!
and we even got Sissy to give it a try!
vibrant annuals: sweet potato plant (green) & impatients(pinks)
QUIZ TIME: can you guess the flower???
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