I am not trying to be flip with this title. It's just that the garden is so close to McDonald's and when we are out and about and want to have an easy picnic, we buy lunch from McDonald's and eat outside the gate looking into the garden. This particular garden is one of Maine's little gems and I have featured it many times: here, here, and here. So here we go again. I hope that you will enjoy it.
We enter here...
to find the garden awash in light and deep shadows
with coneflowers growing in abundance and what's that?
a butterfly...don't let that face spook ya!
nor this hornet...
daylilies are everywhere with many different varieties and how I wish I knew all their names
three red berries...
this was such a magical scene...the sprinklers were on and the water droplets were on everything... John walked into the middle of it...did the camera capture what I was seeing? nope
vintage picket fence
lily pads on the recently installed water feature below...
I so love these twiggy garden tripods that I think I'll be going back today to snag one
looking down through the barn where women were potting plants while their dogs enjoyed the shade
a wonderful stone planter filled with parsley
I enjoy the garden as much for the quintessential New England farmhouse as the plants...this is the shed door...note granite steps...we have lots of granite in New England
an empty clothesline! I could have filled it very recently
the back door to the kitchen...again, note the granite steps
leaving you with my three tomatoes ripening nicely in the butter dish
I'm working on a post about what I learn from watching my statistics. You may be surprised. Hope that you'll join me tomorrow!