The hammock that hangs in our garden gets so much use in the Summer.
It has finally taken all the abuse it can possibly take, and I couldn't be happier about it.
It is usually filled to over-flowing with grandchildren when my own children visit.
Often you find my husband in it taking a nap under the trees.
Next Spring I will be buying a new one.
The ropes are all frayed and breaking from the use it has gotten over many years of children
playing together or sisters sitting together, chatting away the hours.
It is funny how a bunch of rope twisted together on two sturdy pieces of wood
can bring so much pleasure to so many.
So now this beloved hammock will go to our property in the mountains to entertain
the children when we are there.
It still has another year of mild use in it.(I think)?
The garden blooms are winding down now.
I took some of these photos about ten days ago while things were
still blooming abundantly.
Geraniums and sweet potato vine growing on the studio wall.
Beautiful echinacea growing alongside 'Bright Eyes' garden phlox and 'Winnipeg Parks' roses.
I love this combination for Fall.
Garden phlox has got to be the quintessential
'granny garden' flower. It, and hollyhocks.
I don't know of many flowers that bring as much pleasure to me than these.
I know I say that about almost every flower in the garden.
...but they truly are gems in the border.
I adore the smell of the big flowers held high on sturdy stems.
Isn't this pink phlox just like candy????
Another pretty favorite...
a lovely shade of lilac
I think the lavender one is my favorite though.
And I just wanted to share some of the views around the garden.
And on the porch...
And in the gazebo...
I have enjoyed this Summer so much.
But now it is time to welcome a new season to the garden.
Soon the trees will be turning and the grass will lose it's green.
I will be busy with garden clean-up soon enough.
it is time to say goodbye and
beat Dale to the hammock!!!