On Wed we had our women's group gathering for July.
This is an older picture with just a few of us, there were 13 of us this time. We have been getting together for about 13 years the host makes the main dish we bring everything else including the wine. I always love getting together with this amazing group of ladies!
I was weeding my gardens and this butterfly showed up and stayed with me for quite awhile.
Thursday night we headed to a local Irish restaurant and they had
amazing music from Cape Breton NS. Not sure if it will play or not but she is dancing. It is a mix of Irish step dancing and the dance of Nova Scotia.
Sat we headed to the another area of NH to do a garden tour.
And it did not disappoint! This is a historic house that was
built by John Hay called the Fells. He was a statesman and secretary to President Lincoln.
We toured the house and gardens those doors open onto a patio and looks towards the lake.
This was the serving pantry or the butlers pantry.
This is from the upstairs hallway.
A door in the bedroom curved top.
Hangers for those beautiful long dresses.
These gardens had lots of textures
This was a rock garden again textures.
A beautiful tree (No scent) but I have no idea what
From there we went to 4 other gardens 3 on the lake and then this one oh my heart this one!
The entrance to this house you drive a mile up on a mountain!
There was a circular drive that had jaw dropping plantings.
This is the back side or the side that faces the view down the mountain not a good picture but be still my heart!
These plantings are closer to the house this picture does nothing for it.
They made their own pond...
And have the sweetest vegetable garden ever.
I took lots of pictures of the fence.(I want one)
The steps and 1/2 of the gate that goes up on the lawn to the pool.
The pool how I love this pool no cement surrounding it just lush grass. and see the pool house in the back almost as large as our house .
A sneak photo of their screened porch of the pool house.
The view was breath taking the red barn is his also with an antique woody station wagon in the yard.
A better view of the barn. See the swing in the tree?
There was also one outside the kitchen that was a double swing so two could swing together. This family built this house 18 years ago, they own 200 acres. I have seen large houses before but this is the first one I have seen done right. Not shiny modern, just classic lake house wonderful. The husband was welcoming guests, he was warm and wonderful to everyone. So glad we went.
And since we were in the area yes we stopped here and really I didn't get much a couple of half yards of wool that's it.
I hope your week was wonderful
And thank you for all the wonderful comments from last week.