Monday was a holiday – Labour Day – so we took ourselves off for lunch with some friends.
It was a dull, overcast, windy day in Wellington when we set off, but when we arrived there some 1.5 hours later the sun was out and lunch was set outside.
A really sunny spot in which to have lunch.
Lots of paths to wander. Jasmine with its strong and distinctive scent,
always reminds me of New Zealand whenever I am away.
This one was growing up a tree trunk
This old blue pot was nestled snugly amongst the ferns
Seats are scattered around the garden where one can sit to take in the scene
The studio has its own outside seating in case one wants to sit in the sun
We can see where this path leads
A shady place to rest on a hot day with a cool drink
after tending the garden
Another seat with another view
As you can see my friend is a keen gardener and has turned this 3/4 acre garden into a virtual haven.
It was a lovely afternoon; great food, good company, loads of laughter, fantastic scenes and fine wine to quaff as the day wore on. What more could one ask for?
“After all, Eden was garden… the garden is a place to go for quiet contemplation, a source not only of food but also of spiritual renewal and intimate contact with life’s most basic processes. ”
Ed Smith “The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible”
Note – all photos taken with my trusty I-phone with the blessings of the gardener and her spouse.
- The Busy Years (growingyoungereachday.wordpress.com)