This picture does not do this tree justice. I was awestruck when I rounded the corner and saw this tree, in all its glory, weeping and touching the ground. I bet it created at least a 30′ wide circle. It would make an incredible place for kids to play!
This is the trunk inside the tree. I was almost laying on the ground to get this all in the shot. Just incredible!
The entrance to what was a one-acre walled vegetable garden that fed the family and the staff during the summer. There were garden beds all around the inside of the wall with a pathway separating the traditional row-type gardens from the outside edge gardens. The traditional row garden area was segmented into 4 quadrants. Although it is just unmowed grass right now, it wasn’t hard to imagine it in its full glory!
This is the driveway along the above walled garden that right now was lined by Redbud trees. I can only imagine how old those trees were and all that they could tell if they could talk! Discovering this just about took my breath away.
This blossom was literally the size of a breakfast plate-at least 8″ across if not more. And so delicate- it looked like tissue paper.
If only a picture could capture the scent… simply intoxicating!
I left with renewed inspiration and motivation for my own yard and gardens plus a refreshed landscape passion. Isn’t it amazing what some fresh perspective will do?