The Bird's Nest Inn is the secluded tiny get away
behind Paula's little old farmhouse.
In a former life, it housed chickens.
Now, it is a romantic secret bedroom
with lovely views of Paula's gardens.
Inside is an inviting comfy bed...ready and waiting
for an afternoon nap,
a place to sneak away and read a good book...
...or sit and have a glass of wine in the evening...
...or perhaps a romantic interlude (blush)...
...or a good night's sleep in the cool night air
after a hot summer day.
Or how about a seat in the rope swing for perfect views
out the screened windows into the garden.
The witch's hat or sputnik as we refer to it...
...has a romantic story behind it.
Paula asked her love, Bill...on their very first date...
... to help her drag this rusty relic home.
He did, no questions asked...and she knew she had a keeper!
An open air dining room...
Paula is going to craft some airy curtains to hang here
and plans to fill those urns with ivy this year.
The wisteria was glorious in mid May and covered the garage.
It has grown up and through the old shuttered door.
And...where did that single red tulip come from?
Paula's garden palette may include some pinks and lavenders
along with her white flowers but this lonely little red tulip
appeared out of nowhere.
I guess everybody and every-blossom
wants a chance to be in Paula's gardens! :)
There are several bushes of white bleeding hearts which were luminous and beautiful in the shade.
I hope you have enjoyed this visit
to my dear friend Paula's gardens.
These photos were taken in mid May and with each day,
new growth and surprises appear to delight the eye.
Some of you have asked why Paula doesn't have a blog.
It is because she would rather spend her free time in the gardens, or creating in her cottage and not on the computer.
She doesn't even own a cell phone...now tell me, how much more time would you have if you weren't looking at Instagram or checking Facebook?
I think she has the right idea!
(But don't try to take my Iphone away from me!)
So, do I have more photos of inside the farmhouse?
Yes, of course.
Also...of some of our favorite shops and Brimfield too.
Thank you always for your comments...
Paula loves to hear what you think of her home and gardens.
And I, of course, love to hear from you and appreciate the time it takes to leave a word or two.
Hoping all is well with you...
We are at the lake with family and friends for Memorial Day weekend.
Lots of rain and cold...but happy to be together!
Take care, Laura