My friend Julie is pretty awesome. I’ve known her for 4 years, and she’s really been a mentor to me over that time. She’s given me advice on everything from teaching, parenting, scrapbooking, gardening, marriage and just life in general. We even took a trip together last summer.
The other day, I was at her house, and as I drove down the lane, I decided I HAD to take some pictures to show you. Julie didn’t know I was going to do it, so you get a real life glimpse of her yard as it might look on the hottest day of the summer.
After miles of seeing this…
…you are greeted by this lane. Sigh. I can’t believe places like this exist in real life!
It reminds me of Anne of Green Gables, when Anne and Matthew are driving through the apple blossoms. Or Boone Hall Plantation.
You would think that’s as storybook-like as it comes, and then you see the geese crossing the lane to cool off in the pond.
Finally, through the trees, you can see this border
and then the house.
The beds surrounding the house are full of cozy little places to sit. No matter what time of day, you can find a shady spot to relax.
To the north of the house is the “shop.” It used to be a gift shop, but is now home to Julie’s Creative Memories business. It is, essentially a big craft studio/office.
Beyond that, a working farm!
And a working farmer…
To the south, a fenced in area for Julie’s twin grandsons. These are some lucky 4 year olds! Who would want to leave Grandma’s with a set-up like this?
And plenty of room for Julie to sit and watch them play.
Farther to the south, the farm pond:
And the lane is equally as beautiful driving from the house as driving towards it.
Hope you enjoyed Julie’s garden tour! I always do!
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