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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Garden Tour for a Cure Today

Sometimes I just love to sit on the porch swing late at night and think. It's when I do my best thinking...I don't believe Dino even knows I'm out there. Last night was the perfect thinking night. The honeysuckle and the creek smell like a blessing from heaven. It reminds me of being a little girl with hot long summers were we would play outside late into the evening and sometimes sleep on the porch. I grew up on a farm although my parents are not farmers. My Mom fell in love with this little patch of land while my Dad was at work. I believe it was an ancient ash tree that actually sealed the deal. When he came home from work she told him "I bought a house". My Dad has always been a "laid back whatever makes you happy" kind of guy but I really wonder what he was thinking as she drove him up this steep winding red dog dirt road that looked like it was going to no mans land. That was in 1976. I was 8 and my sister was 4. We thought it was great. We had a barn, a tree house and acres of woods to roam around and make-believe in. Now that we are grown up and moved away, my mom has taken a few acres of those woods and made it a wonderful secret garden. It's just as magical now as it was when we were little. Yesterday morning I walked around those woods with my Mom and took some photos of all her hard work. So many special memories I have here.

This tour benefits the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research. Please take a moment to donate a few dollars by clicking here: http://cms.komen.org/komen/Donations/WaystoDonate/index.htm?ssSourceNodeId=101&ssSourceSiteId=Komen.

Thank you for your support and I hope you enjoy visiting my Mom's woodland garden and the rest of the Garden Tour for a Cure. You can click here for more information http://deenasstory.blogspot.com/2008/05/garden-tour-event.html

Have a sunny day!


Mary said...

Your garden is simply beautiful. It reminds me of my childhood days where everything was so lush and green. Love the patriotic theme too. This is a place that anyone would love to spend time in.


Lynn said...

Oh, I love your garden! Very, very inviting and interesting. I love the primitive touches throughout.


Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Hi Jenn,
Your Mom's garden is absolutely gorgeous! It looks so peaceful and magical, I can just envision the little fairies peeking out at you as you walk down the path.
Thanks for sharing such a very beautiful garden, I have to go and look at the pictures again.
Carol Anne

SweetAnnee said...

Oh Jenn your garden is a delight!!
thanks for sharing..

Debra said...

This is a very beautiful garden. It took me back to my childhood-all those shady spots. I love the white bird house.Debra

kmclaughlin said...

beautiful pics!!

NeereAnDear said...

Your garden is lovely!!! I adore how everyone is using clever architectural items to liven things up... beautiful!


Jan said...

Whast abundance! I can almost smell it from here. Thank you for sharing.

Jann said...

Absolutely beautiful and so peaceful. Thank you for the lovely visit!

Jan Parrish said...

Gorgeous. I'd love to sit on that bench with a cup of coffee and read to my hearts content.

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