Wednesday, May 30, 2012
I guess you can say I have had apartment fever! I have been daydreaming about what the new house will look like, what gardens I'm going to put in and where and one thing I have been thinking about is a pergola over the patio we are going to have created in the Spring! I went on my old favorite friend, pinterest.com and here is a pergola I feel in love with: (all photos via pinterest.com)
Sunday, May 27, 2012
As promised here is the second part of the photos I took at Wing Haven Gardens yesterday:
Saturday, May 26, 2012
John and I were talking last night and we decided we didn't want to sit at home today. We kept looking on line for things we could do. John remembered there was a garden called Wing Haven Gardens in the Myers Park section of Charlotte. We heard about this garden when we moved here in 2004. My Mom saw an article in Country Living magazine about this garden. I have always loved gardening and birds, so Wing Haven it was today! Wing Haven was created in 1927 by a couple named Elizabeth and Edwin Clarkson. This was their house and yard. The gardens are now 3 acres of beauty! There are tons of birds and little wildlife like chipmunks, squirrels and rabbits scampering all around the property. John arrived and talked to one of the volunteer ladies inside the house for a little while and then she directed us to an outbuilding to watch a movie about the Clarkson's and how the property evolved. The entire garden is encompassed by a brick wall, which makes a great back drop for the plants and fountains. Here are a few pictures of our beautiful day (tomorrow I will post some more):
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!