Tuesday, April 19, 2011

a little surprise for you...

I have been saving these photos for a rainy day...
and we finally have one...
so come along with me for a stroll past this wonderland...
this is a property here in town...
it used to be an old church and parsonage...
until a master carpenter and master gardener moved in...
this was the church part...
and the doors that went into it...
this man used this area as his shop...
it was large enough to do big projects...
Rebecca has been inside and walked the gardens but I have not...
all I have seen was from the outside...
this fence lines the street...
with planting room between the fence and sidewalk...
this walkway leads to the front door of the old parsonage...
and at different times of the year...
different things pop up...
everything he planted has grown well...
and his vision was great...
but this place has sat empty for years now...
they moved on...
and this spring early...
they came back on the weekends and have been trimming, cleaning and clearing...
I wonder if they are going to put it up for sale sometime soon...
a wide gate into the courtyard...
for a utility wagon to haul gardening supplies...
and at the very end of the property...
is this adorable little shed...
the plantings were grown by seed...
some varieties are old fashioned...
it is full of roses and lilies and so many wonderful things...
some day, when we are driving by...
and I can catch him there...
I will ask if I can get some photos of inside of those gates...
this was all created by one man...
the place was in ruins when he took it over...
and the yard bare but for a tree or two...
I hope this inspires you...
to build a secret garden...
a little hide away that cannot be seen until you walk through at gate, an archway, a gateway to another time and place...
a piece of Heaven on earth...
a place that calms the soul...

I hope you had a fun stroll with me today...
thunderstorms going through and much needed rain falling...
the greens are so intense...
happy thoughts coming your way...

7 comments:

gail said...

Hi Tete! I love places like that...secret gardens and sheds. He looks wonderful. I so can't wait to be able to go out and play in the dirt. I'm always making little garden nooks. Don't have a green thumb though, so it is always a challenge!
Missed you, but I think I'm back!
hugs,
gail

Suzann said...

Hello Tete,
Thanks for the beautiful stroll, the pictures are just so....beautiful!!!
Enjoy your day!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Leslie said...

Oh... how lovely. I enjoyed the tour of the vacant gardens. Even if no one is taking care of it the place still looks great and has lots of character. Thanks for the pictures.

Donna said...

What a beautiful little slice of heaven, Tete! I love the pickett fence, and all of the wonderful flowers!!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I am like you- I want to get inside and see what is there! It is a gorgeous place- love it...love the history of it. I think you need to park outside and WAIT until you see someone there and BEG to be let in! That's what I think!!! xxoo Diana

Donnie said...

What a lovely place and thank you for taking us along.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

wow I can't say I know where that is? What a nice post :)