My girls only weekend was wonderful...
despite the overcast and rainy weather.
I arrived late Friday afternoon at Paula's charming farmhouse
and was delighted to see her and be able to spend time together.
I was anxious to get outside and take pictures of the garden...
but the rain poured down.
Saturday morning...we awoke to no power and more rain.
Looking out the window to the back yard...
...I thought picture taking of the garden
was going to be a total washout.
But then... a bit of blue sky appeared
and I was able to take a few photos to share.
If you have followed 52 FLEA for a while....
you may remember when Paula found this "umbrella"
at the Madison Bouckville show.
Last year she had mason jar holders hanging from it
with candles inside the jars...
...it made for a romantic and charming canopy.
The rain beat down many of her beautiful blossoms...
...but these pink peonies persisted.
Her hydrangeas, which border the entire home and picket fence
are laden with blossoms this year.
It will be absolutely gorgeous when they all bloom!
Do you see the Giant Solomon Seal to the right of the bird bath?
We each bought several about ten years ago at the Trade Secrets garden show which was held at Bunny William's beautiful home.
(remember An Affair With A House?...yes, that house!)
The very cozy and romantic Bird's Nest Inn...
...in a back corner of the property.
Saturday we made our way to Stony Creek, CT.
to visit Michele's shop Taken For Granite.
So....tomorrow I will share photos from that fun expedition.
You won't believe what we bought!
P.S. We will get back to the inside of Paula's farmhouse later on in the week!
Hope you enjoyed the rather wet and cloudy day photos of the outside!