Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Peace in the Garden

Last week was spring break so the family and I headed to southern Alabama for some rest and relaxation and shopping.  OK, well maybe the entire family did not go for the shopping but that is another story for another time.

While taking a short cut to avoid the traffic , I spotted a plant sign on the side of the road in the charming village of Bon Secour.

The sale was on the grounds of a lovely home built in the late 1800’s.     This enchanting tin roofed building housed the sales office.

sales office

In the background is the greenhouse.

greenhouse

Baskets of flowers are hanging from a line draped with moss.  Click on the picture for a closer look.

Moss

Plants surround what appears to be an old cistern.

cistern1

cistern2

What a peaceful place to sit and read a good book or just admire the amazing scenery.

glider

Moss covered trees were in abundance.

tree with moss

Yard art was available  for purchase also.

artwork

This amazing piece came home with me.    The artist replicated the look of a vintage French tile by making a mold from the original piece.     It will eventually go on the side of a tree in my yard.

concrete piece

“Always remember the beauty of the garden, for there is peace.”…Unknown.

Thanks for coming by.

Marlee

I am linking to Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer.

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10 comments:

Andrea said...

I love that mossy tree most of all, i guess the area is with very high humidity to have those luxurious growths on trees. It can be a scene from a ghost picture.

Vicky said...

Oh, I know just the place!! I am from Northport, AL, near Tuscaloosa. I have been there before, and I love the feel of it! Aren't we lucky to live in such a beautiful place!!

Come visit me anytime!

~joy!
Vicky @ sleeping in an unmade bed

Light and Voices said...

Isn't life a blast when you find a place like this to enjoy. Looks like you had a lot of fun during your family Spring break.
Joyce M

Jim said...

Great shots.

Tina´s PicStory said...

what a beautiful garden! :)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by as another Outdoor Wednesday participant, I would have loved to have had a wander there.

Erica (Irene) said...

What a beautiful garden.....we still have our winter garden.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh my goodness...I know this place!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Love, love, love that red vintage glider!!

Audrey-eleganteconomies.blogspot.com said...

Just paint me green...w/ envy! I REALLY miss that lovely moss! What a gorgeous place! New follower.