About Me

My photo
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.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Mosaic and Macro 2 Monday - Woodland Garden




This naturalistic woodland garden can be seen from Wolf Pen Branch Road, an historic tree lined corridor in eastern Jefferson County in Kentucky.  This is a private garden that can easily be seen--and photographed--from the main road.  I was able to get these photos with only a minimum of trespassing!  The garden's main features include a charming wooden foot bridge across a stream, a small pond with several pieces of garden art setting along the banks, and all these different trees and ground cover making a lush green setting at this time of the year.

Here are some different views of the garden (click on the mosaic to enlarge):

views of the foot bridge

sculpture by the pond

 garden whimsy - a tree stump "man"

Clockwise: pond, stump sculpture, tree stump "men", bridge, child and stump sculpture


Linking to: Macro Monday 2 and Mosaic Monday .

15 comments:

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love the "Stump Tree Man" that's too creative. what a green garden. so lush. have a great week. ( :

Lane Mathias said...

It all looks so fresh. Even Tree Stump Man looks delighted to be there.

TexWisGirl said...

i like how thick and lush it appears!

don said...

A fine series that captures the beautiful greens of this area. Gorgeous shots!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

That was fun - and beautiful - thanks for sharing!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

What a wonderful garden!

Jan n Jer said...

So lush n green n healthy looking! Love the tree face...too cute! Great pics Faye

Brian King said...

I like the stump man! Somebody has a fantastic garden!

A minimum of trespassing? LOL!

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Very lovely lush woodland garden. The Tree man sculpture is wonderful. Hugs Judy

richies said...

Beautiful place and it is so green.

An Arkies Musings

Mary Howell Cromer said...

What a small world...I go to church near Wolfpen Branch Road and I travel it at least once a week. We live in Oldham County and I grew up in St. Matthews. I am so glad to have spotted this on Mosaic Monday this morning. Lovely images~

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I was loving the gardens and the sculpture by the pond...and then I saw stump man! Oh my! How cute is that! I love a little whimsy!

Gattina said...

That's really a very beautiful garden !

NatureFootstep said...

the tree stump men are quite interseting. Would have loved to se more of them. :)

Amy Burzese said...

Wonderful woodland. Roaming there would be right up my alley.