I completely forgot that I was going to get together with my friend Kathy today (which was yesterday) so my gardening will have to wait until this afternoon. Instead we went to see the movie Bride Wars with Kate Hudson and Ann Hathaway. When it comes to movie's I have a saying, "if you expect nothing you may not be disappointed." It turned out to be a cute movie with a good moral...there are some bonds that are too strong to be broken, no matter what the situation. In the end it's the friendship that matters and not the peripheral situations in life.
The theater just happened to be down the street from my garden destination so we dropped in for a stroll around the gardens. As many gardens are in winter, it was very bare, but there was a peacefulness as you meandered through the paths and beneath the trellises. We wandered under the warmth of the sun and investigated the statuary until the wind began to howl and whip through the trees tops.
In all the years I've been visiting this little plot of land I don't think I've ever seen it so bare and when I asked the shop keeper if they were closing I think she was offended. Open foot insert mouth...at least I didn't ask her if the bird had died.
She explained to me that they had just taken down their Christmas ornaments and were preparing for a new shipment of plants.
I don't know if you can see the picture above, but there's a huge metal crown in the urn. There were several of them grouped together as you walked down the path.
The garden is filled with bird houses that on hot summer days send out a spray of mist. Something I've wanted to do in my gardens for years.
On our way home we stopped by the Artist Supply Warehouse to pick up new journals for a new year.
Now I'm off to do some gardening of my own.