March 8, 2015

A Country Garden in a Late Winter Snow

I took advantage of a brilliantly sunny and almost warm day to head up to the country garden to take some pictures. While I got about eight inches of snow, just 10 miles north, they got more than 10 inches, which limited our walking around a little. Snow hides a lot of sins, and after a horror story I heard over the weekend, I didn’t want to risk falling!

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I love this allée of trees and the beautiful bronze stag at the beginning and the bench and urn at the end of it.IMG_9076

The stag is really a gorgeous piece and sits on a plinth, surrounded by evergreen, although you can’t quite see it here.IMG_9039

There were remnants of the glorious garden in the summer and these wisteria branches almost reminded me of antlers over a ranch gate out west.IMG_9027

All of the garden’s benches invited you to sit a spell and have a chat, but we soldiered on.IMG_9009IMG_9012IMG_9029

All around the property, you see stone sculptures tucked in unexpected places. IMG_9006IMG_9025IMG_9033

Everywhere we walked, we saw that something had been there before us, including rabbits and foxes. IMG_9034

We stopped by to say hi to the cow (or steer), who came over to say hey to us and seemed very interested in Michael’s hat. IMG_9070

The barn was looking gorgeous in the sunlight and the snow. I can’t wait until it gets a little warmer and we can get to work on a super-secret project in there for later in the spring. IMG_9063

I love this view, I think it’s my favourite vista on the property. IMG_9038

Hope you had a great weekend, too!

17 comments:

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    1. It really is!
      Hope you're loving being a new mum!

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  2. The very definition of a country idyll.

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    1. It is gorgeous in person and has the most wonderful patina.

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  4. Beautiful, Meg you will have to do the same images when Spring arrives!
    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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    1. I've got some from May of last year which show the beginnings of the garden.

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  5. As always, the views out there are so peaceful, especially in the snow! Great photos Meg - I love the cow.

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  6. stunning + great photos xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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  7. Such beguiling beauty captured in these photos. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. I love the dark blue sky against all the white, white snow. <3

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