Sunday, August 1, 2021
Sunday, July 25, 2021
Start young and climb early seems to be quite successful training ideology for winning the Tour de France lately. This year's winner Pogacar of Slovenia has earned his second; youngest win at 22 and second place winner Vingegard from Denmark was 24. Below are my boys training for bike (Alex won in Spain) and running races (Christian won in Boston) at early ages who climbed mountains while training at times. Fun!
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Saturday, July 10, 2021
A few years ago I bought three Annabel Hydrangeas on sale to fill in a Southwestern bed outside the sun room addition. This room is only used when they bloom and fill in open space between the building and ground, creating a pretty "petticoat". Since, I've planted four more along the Northern adjoining back deck, which finishes an all-white rock garden there. Neither obstruct meadow views from the sun room and all cascade to the ground with their big white flower balls...especially after a rain!
This stone cottage in Wiltshire England was also built in the late 1700's and planted with all my favorites; manicured privet & boxwoods with Annabels and climbing roses. Images via Pinterest.
Sunday, July 4, 2021
Since buying Old Farm ten years ago, most of the houses on our street have new owners and major renovations made to all those lakefront. Here is a lovely second; re-build facing Lake Wequaquet several houses from us. Old Farm was built on 15 acres purchased from the Indians by George Lewis; a clothier who came from Kent, England in 1634. He was an original pilgrim who became a planter here and our house was built by his grandson Benjamin. There was a second smaller dwelling approximately on the above site, considered his summer house. There are two books of Lewis family genealogy housed in Sturgis Library nearby including some who fought toward this day. Happy Fourth of July!