December 10, 2008

More from the Shore

This is a total cop-out post because I am trying to get things ready for the art show and sale I am participating in this weekend at Mount Clare, a historic home near my house. But I thought you'd like to see some more pictures of the house I visited this weekend.

This is the first part of the drive, and the family uses the needles from these pines to mulch the gardens. At this house, it's all about being environmentally friendly and green.
The seed pods from the magnolias are so interesting. You can see the red seeds in this one.
As usual, Connor is doing his best to get outside. He'd rather be someplace else, regardless of where he is!
This is another view of the incredible Harry Lauder Walking Stick tree. During the summer, when it's leafed out, it's nothing spectacular. But when winter comes, you can see the twisting and corkscrewing branches.
M was explaining to me how they're making "rooms" in the garden. The trees you see planted here are hornbeams (Carpinus caroliniana). When they fill in a bit, they will create an enclosed area around a small bench and folly.

10 comments:

  1. no cop out for me! I love this post - especially the tree without leaves - amazing!!! Poor Connor!

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  2. Yes, and I want to hear more about your art show. The grounds are lovely

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  3. I agree with Joni, not at all a cop out! Very interesting and lovely photos. Best of luck with your show!!

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  4. Love everything about that house.

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  5. Great detail on the magnolia pod!

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  6. Wow! This would be a normal post for me! It is a beautiful home. You are lucky to many wonderful connections. What fun!

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  7. Katie... you've got it! I am extremely lucky!

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  8. Love the photos, Connor is too cute! Oh and your banner is beautiful as well!!!

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  9. The pine drive is just so peaceful. It reminds me of heading to the beach.

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