My Secret Garden Annex

by Elouise

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Longwood Gardens, approaching the Meadow

I know. It’s about 45 minutes away from home. But it’s still my secret garden annex. A place of refuge and natural beauty any time of the year, plus occasional romantic walks in the woods.

Not to mention hot and sweaty hikes, masses of blooming flowers, waterfalls, fountains, ponds, a bell-chime tower, an eye of water, the old farmhouse, indoor organ concerts, stunning conservatory with to-die-for private and family lavatories, and best of all–a café for rest, recuperation, simple food, and a view of other mellow visitors.

No, I’m not paid to advertise Longwood Gardens. I just love it. Today we’re off with our daughter and our son-in-law for another hike in the meadow and whatever else they want to see.

Here’s a photo from a few years ago. My daughter and I are making our way across the top of the meadow. Do you recognize our sun umbrellas floating along? In case you’re wondering, that’s Daughter on the right.

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Longwood Gardens Meadow in Late Spring

If all goes well, I’ll have more photos to post from today’s adventure. Not that I’m in danger of running out.

Friday Cheers!
Elouise

© Elouise Renich Fraser, 5 June 2015
Photo Credit: DAFraser, Late Summer 2006
Longwood Gardens