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Friday, 8 June 2018

A Walk In The Garden ...

Fifteen years ago we had a dream. We discovered this place and decided that when we retired we would live here. For most of us dreams do not come true, but this one did. What appealed to us more than anything else were the fabulous gardens at this property. Fifteen years on, and we moved in earlier this year. We cannot take the credit for these beautiful grounds, as others including professionals maintain them, but ...

Is there anything better than a walk in the garden



the summer bedding so colourful


the woodland area beloved by us, various birds and squirrels


there is even a pond, the water-lilies will be flowering soon and the reeds give a nice display


an oasis of calm in an ever changing world

Yes, we are very fortunate.
Follow your dream ...

All the best
Jan and Eddie

46 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your gardens and property is very pretty. It is great you were able to follow your dream! Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!

Sami said...

Lucky you Jan! The gardens are amazing, all those flowers and colour...

Tom said...

...gardens sooth the soul.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

I'm so happy your dream became a reality, Jan! The grounds are wonderful. Enjoy your new home! ♥

Jules said...

It's so beautiful Jan. X

Ygraine said...

Wow...such a beautiful garden!
I can certainly see why you fell in love with this amazing place.:)
Those stunning colours...

Have a Magical Weekend!

Hugs xoxoxo

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have a fabulous home and gardens. If only I had someone to help maintain my garden . . . .

OK, mine still wouldn't look this good, but it would look better than it does now!! You two are truly blessed.

Catarina said...

Beautiful garden!!!
Yes, some dreams come true!
Best wishes
: )

Christine said...

You are very fortunate to be able to stroll those beautiful gardens.

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing! Hugs, Valerie

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...


ahhhhh

lovely

laurie said...

absolutely beautiful and to have waited for this all that time,, makes it even more beautiful.

Pam Jackson said...

BEAUTIFUL....I love it all. So nice. I love taking a walk to my flowerbeds and checking things out each morning. Dakota (my dog) and I do that together.

Out on the prairie said...

Heavenly, what a glorious place to live!

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, desfrutar de uma lindo espaço como o belo jardim é um enorme privilegio, as belas fotos são como o algodão, não engana!.
Feliz fim de semana,
AG

Betsy said...

Beautiful garden walk. You do have a lovely place. I can't do a thing this past week in mine. The mosquitoes are out in full force day and night. Awful. More rain tonight and rest of the week end.

Elephant's Child said...

What an absolutely glorious area. Calm and beauty.

Mary Kirkland said...

That is absolutely gorgeous.

William Kendall said...

A lovely area to have at hand!

Carol Blackburn said...

Such a wonderful place! So nice to have your very own sanctuary called "home." We are blessed to have one as well.

NatureFootstep said...

wow, you did find a gorgeous place :)

Sue (this n that) said...

That was such a delightful walk Dear Jan. Your garden, pond and surrounds are absolutely beautiful. I'm sure you enjoy every single day there, and that's exactly how life should be. Cheers :D) xx

Amy Purdy said...

What a beautiful place! I'm glad your dream came true. I'm sure it took a lot of hard work.

happyone said...

What a beautiful place you have found. How wonderful that you have made your dream happen.
Our dream is about to happen too. Moving into our home that we designed in the woods. : )
God is Good.

sandy said...

wow love the photos and it's so great you followed your dreams. Looking at the flowers i really miss when I had a house in an area where the seasons were mild (no snow) and i knew exactly what plants would thrive. Up here in the mountains I'm not inspired to plant a garden really other than in pots on my railing.

Karen Lakis said...

It's wonderful that you were able to make your dream a reality! Your gardens are beautiful - I can imagine the calm feeling of walking through them or sitting and relaxing. I hope you have many happy years in your new home.

Gloria Baker said...

absolutely beautiful Jan! love gardens, looks peaceful!

Chris Lally said...

Thank you for sharing your oasis of calm. It is simply beautiful, Jan.

Merlesworld said...

That is indeed a lovely garden you are lucky to have such a nice place to wonder in.
Merle.........

Martha said...

How wonderful, Jan! I am so very happy for you. What a gorgeous setting. I bet you just can't get enough of it!

DUTA said...

I envy you for living in such a wonderful place. It's never too late to make dreams come true. With God's help, belief and perseverance, things are possible. Enjoy it all, the house, the gardens, everyday life as retirees!

handmade by amalia said...

I'm so happy for you, Jan. This could be the setting for a Jane Austen film.
Amalia
xo

Lee said...

Beautiful....I'm glad you followed your dream...and this lovely garden was at the end of your special rainbow. :)

Lady Fi said...

Wow - so beautiful!

Sara - Villa Emilia said...

Thank you for this beautiful, heart-warming... and, yes, inspiring post. You have had much patience and perseverance to make your dream come true.
There are indeed very few things (if any) better than a walk in the garden. :)
Have a happy weekend!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images Jan.

Iris Flavia said...

Oh, that is wonderful, I´m so happy for you!
Enjoy (your coming hard work ;-)...) - have a beautiful summer there!

Teresa said...

Tienes un jardín muy lindo. Un beso.

Sandi said...

"...an oasis of calm in an ever changing world."

Ahh...what a beautiful blessing!

Carla from The River said...

This was perfect for me to do with you .. please share your garden again.
Love, Carla

Magic Love Crow said...

Wow, so beautiful! So happy for you! Big Hugs!

carol l mckenna said...

What a beautiful garden and you get to live there!

Happy Week to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Phil Slade said...

That does look very idyllic. Enjoy your dream home to the full you fortunate couple.

Snowbird said...

Oh Jan, what a paradise!!!! How wonderful to see your gardens, even better to know you don't have to maintain them!!! Just love that woodland area! I really do hope you post regularly re the gardens, so very happy you realized your dream! Looking forward to seeing and hearing more.xxx

Alicia said...

PRECIOSO LUGAR!!!
SALUDITOS

Conniecrafter said...

Oh how lovely to find a place with such lovely gardens already established, Congrats on achieving your dream home :)
Have a fantastic weekend!