We have decorated our front lawn to demonstrate our Canadian pride for certain... but for us it is more correctly a visible invitation to laugh and to connect with visitors to our quaint village. We consider ourselves as Canadian ambassadors-without-portfolio... obligated to send away those we meet with a sense of welcome and an appreciation of our heritage and culture. This is a necessary function that we feel as committed to... as presenting our artworks for sale. In our experience... this method of approaching the visitors accomplishes both ends.
Our gardens have taken a lot of my time to prepare them to offer their beauty and we are deeply satisfied by the attention... "Kodak moments" we observe daily and comments people offer us in passing. It is not a boisterous or professionally designed masterpiece by our hands... but rather a stewardship garden... passed to us for our pleasure and use by a previous owner and master gardener, Mrs. Morphet. We try to keep faith with her vision of loveliness and her passion for all things floral.
Looking down Lily Lane to our Gallery
Windswept corner down Front Street
The floppy poppy family
Radiant red lilies join the floral fray
Mother Nature continues to add her own predictable summer bouquet of wildflower blooms... the latest marking the mid point of summer.... field daisies, black-eyed Susans and day lilies... just to name a few. There are a host of others... noted and considered by most as... merely "weeds". But I love and enjoy them... anywhere but on our front lawn! HA HA!!
Nature's Bouquet... wild and sweet!
I wish to send out our Happy Canada Day and 4th of July greetings and best wishes to ALL of our family members and friends wherever you are celebrating this next week... from The Paint Box Gallery in Rockport. We are deeply blessed... and most grateful of the privilege of living "Free" in a country such as ours. Thank you to those men and women who make that so for us through their service and sacrifices on our behalf.
Rich blessings to ALL!!
Stay Happy... and Safe!