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!


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!


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

  2. The very definition of a country idyll.

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

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

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

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

  6. stunning + great photos

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

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


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