Yesterday I showed you the Saints parents yard in Virginia. Today we will get on their boat and take a cruise on the lake that sits in their backyard. Well, we must first stop and say hello to Mommy and baby Ducks.
Young Mommy Duck started out with about 6 babies but over time lost them to the cruel ways of nature. Hawks, Eagles, Snapping turtles, etc. Mom B fattens them up with Cracked Corn until they are a safe size. Sadly the day after the Fireworks were shot over the lake celebrating the 4th of July, Mommy only had one of these cute fuzz-balls remaining. Sigh... We loaded up the boat and set off for a nice cruise around the lake.
The Saint's father is the Captain of the ship while the Saint keeps his sister doggie, Minnie in his lap. She is a medium sized doggie that thinks, she is a lap dog. Okay, she knows she is a lap dog!
Mom B took control of this adorable Beagle named Scooter. They are Foster parenting him until he over comes his stress related skin condition and finds a Forever Home. He is a sweetheart and we fell in love with him the minute we laid eyes on him. Sorry Scooter, our cats would kill us if we brought you back to Georgia with us! I know of a lot of people which do not like Willow Trees. Tina and my dad being two of such people! My dad has one and he moans every time the wind blows as he knows he will have a mess to clean up. But if I lived on the lake, you bet I would have one just as this one hanging over the waters edge. They look so happy and beautiful on the water don't they?
This is only a sample of what being a landscaping business owner can get you in your yard!
Such a pretty colorful garden at the bottom of these steps.
We see lots of grasses along the waters edge as well as Butterfly Bush.
I would also have a Beach Themed planter on my lake front property. Heck, I have one in my Georgia Garden and I am way from the water. Well, the water spigot is by that planter. Ha ha.. See the Topsy Tomatoes hanging from the deck? I just noticed them!
Such happy plants along the waters edge. Here is what I have been anxious to see. From this far off, it does not look like much but lets move in closer to see what is filling this peninsula.
Lilies, that's right hundreds, well maybe thousands of Lilies of different types. Here you see the woman responsible for this beautiful place on the lake. She is a reclusive and no one knows much about her. She was sure to keep her head low as we circled the area taking in the beauty of her hard work. No invite to step off the boat for a closer look and I was so tempted to use my Southern Charm for an invite but instead, I respected her privacy. So we had to rely on the Zoom of the camera lens for the view. But what a view it was to my eyes. Lilies galore and so full and beautiful.
Sorry for the glare in this shot but I still put it in as I wanted you to see the many different types. These have been in place for many years and even though a mystery Gardener, she speaks volumes with her magic touch for Lilies.
We were lucky to have such wonderful weather while in Virginia. We actually slept with the windows open a few nights in July and that is so not normal for July.
But made for a wonderful little vacation and such VIRGINIA LAKE BEAUTY, In the Garden...