Back from Florida with Dad...
...a few days home...before we head to the lake.
Here are a few more photos from my visit to Paula's last week.
Her cottage was fresh and as charming as always...
and her early spring gardens were beautiful and promised a spectacular show
to come in just a few weeks.
Tiny Finch and Dove eggs came from Paula's sister Carol .
Paula's tiny kitchen is packed with charm
and reflects her unique decorating style.
I can attest to the fact that although small in size
it has served up many delicious meals!
Outside the back door, one of her window boxes just planted with purple blossoms from our good friend Carole
at Maynard Greenhouse in Old Saybrook.
I just love the texture and look of the patio
with these tiny flowers, moss and lichen.
It is such a pretty time of year here in Paula's gardens
with all the ferns and shade flowers just beginning to bloom.
Years ago, Paula and I both bought a few Giant Solomon Seal
plants at a Trade Secrets Show.
Mine are still thriving at the lake in the Adirondacks...
and Paula's have multiplied and are stunning!
Her lilacs were just beginning to bloom.
The Bird's Nest Inn is stunning and deserves its very own post...
...to highlight the charm of this unexpected little get away!
So...stay tuned for lots more photos from Paula's home
and my mini vacation in beautiful Connecticut.
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