Saturday, January 10, 2009

Fridays Fun

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 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.


ellen b. said...

Your photographs make the garden look anything but bare :0)
Glad you were able to enjoy the day!

Tara said...


What a great place to spend some time! I cannot believe it is in the 70s by you...below zero here! Yikes! Enjoy the weekend!

Cori G. said...

Below Zero Tara,

How do you go out of doors? Tomorrow it's going to be 80. Crazy weather! across the nation!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Cori G, your garden still looks beautiful! Oh, how I could learn from you! Glad you have some friend time and enjoyed yourselves! we need our girl time!


grey like snuffie said...

Our weather has been so up and down here but yesterday it turned cold again so your first picture made me sigh pleasure and in anticipation of spring here.

Becky said...

I did the same thing yesterday. There is a beautiful nursery that I go to often. I call it my Happy Place. The owner has taken his plot and designed it with paths with ponds and bridges and outdoor rooms and decks and flowing streams. It is incredible the gift he has. God given for sure! I will have to take my camera back and blog about it too.
Happy to hear that your happy place is still in business. It was a very pretty nursery. Thank you for sharing.