Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include:
1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes;
2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.
I've been showing you fences, and the gardens they surround, from the Old Louisville Hidden Treasures Garden Tour for most of July. They have been as individual as the gardeners who tend them--full of color, whimsy, and creativity. This last one is different, a classic--mostly green with limited color, somewhat formal and contained. The fence is painted green with a splash of black mixed in the paint can--what I think of as English Green.
A narrow passage that leads into the garden:
To the right the fence is tall and curved to show off shrubs and small trees in a narrow border:
This simple pot is planted with bamboo--I think--and nestled in the shrub border:
This is the view of the garden looking out from the house. The building is an old ivy covered carriage house:
On the left the fence is a different style--formal board capped with latticework:
These red hydrangeas pick up the color of some coral that decorated the glass tables in the garden:
A very fanciful birdhouse with plenty architectural detail is in a handy spot by the walk so you can keep track of all the avian goings-on:
A simple fountain on the patio:
And finally, this beautiful old door knob was on the side door. Like the garden, a classic beauty:
And now, before the weekend is over be sure to stop by our host Janis' place at Life According to Jan and Jer for some great fence posts (ha!) from all over.