Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Gardens

The formal gardens at Shelburne Farms are being restored and replanted according to the plan formulated in the late 1800s.  This shows only part of this enchanting place.

This is the view from the retaining wall just above the koi pond.  Yes, there are actual fish and lily pads in the pond, as well as a small fountain just over this wall.  That is Lake Champlain beyond the balustrade.

 Fall blooming iris and many other flowers were still colorful even this late into the fall.

And wouldn't these vines make an interesting quilt design?  What an unexpected surprise!

Even in the rain, such glory.  The dining room in the main house is probably bigger than my entire house!  It's hard to imagine living in such a time.

Blissful hugs,

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