My dad strolled around the gardens with his camera and snapped all the pictures you shall see today. In this shot, you can see Rye Grass growing where the pool stood all summer long. I do believe his focal point was that banana tree. He kept talking about it when sitting at the patio. I find it interesting to see the pictures he snapped as I had no idea he was out strolling about.
Until seeing this picture, I never realized how country this little area looks.
I did not see any pictures of the Semi-Formal Garden but this shot of the entryway. I don't believe he entered the gates and I do not blame him. It was a mess at this stage and not very inviting. I have since done a lot of work in this garden and it is looking so much better now.
I showed you the swing and arbor filled with Cypress and Cardinal Vines a few days ago. This shot shows other beauties as well. As you can see, the chairs have been moved around at the table of the patio. No "staged" photographing by my dad. We had many laughs while sitting around that table with both mom, dad and my brother which was kind enough to bring them down to visit with us. While sitting at the table my dad said, "I see color in every direction I look." I was a happy gardener at that moment as that has been my goal for some time now. My mom said she wishes her mother were still alive to see my beautiful gardens. She said my grandmother would be so proud of me and would probably move in with me! I tell ya, it was enough to make a gal misty-eyed.
Mom sent me these pictures after they returned to Tennessee. It was fun seeing THROUGH MY FATHER'S EYE'S, In the Garden...
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