Recent Posts

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Julie’s Place: A Garden Tour

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.
image
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…
img_0016

…you are greeted by this lane.  Sigh.  I can’t believe places like this exist in real life!
img_9999
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.
img_0006img_0004
Finally, through the trees, you can see this border
img_9996
and then the house.

img_9997
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.
img_9969img_0019img_9987img_9988img_9983img_9985
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.
img_9992
Beyond that, a working farm!
img_9994
And a working farmer…
img_0011
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?
img_9980img_9979
And plenty of room for Julie to sit and watch them play.
img_9973
Farther to the south, the farm pond:
img_0021
And the lane is equally as beautiful driving from the house as driving towards it.
img_9999

Hope you enjoyed Julie’s garden tour!  I always do!

Shared at:
Amaze Me Monday at Dittle, Dattle
Farmhouse Friday

14 comments:

  1. Uber-jealous! I'd love to be able to just drive by and look!

    ReplyDelete
  2. It sure is a lovely place and yes that driveway is pretty amazing!

    Thanks stay cool!
    Leontien

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh, yes!! What a wonderful place to visit and I'm sure she works hard to keep it that way.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Yes, I enjoyed it! Beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow, I love it! I hope our place looks half that good some day! Love the Creative Memories place too. Does she host retreats?

    ReplyDelete
  6. That is beautiful it is like the cover of Home & Garden. THank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Yes I did enjoy the tour. She really has some nice gardens. I an glad you enjoy them also

    ReplyDelete
  8. WOW. I'm feeling something...Yep, it's crazy JEALOUSY! (c: Absolutely stunning! She is one lucky lady, it looks like the perfect little life!

    P.S. I saw your bookcase/dresser on P&P...AMAZING! What a brilliant idea!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a beautiful place! I would LOVE living (or even visiting) such a great place. :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. I did enjoy that tour! I also love the pic of the farmhouse at the top of your blog! Sounds like you have a cozy life too! I am your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime soon.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks for the tour! Now I have more ideas for our place----I love the little resting spots she has!
    Come over to visit my new blog at Pine Needle Hill. I have a post about our driveway...we have pine trees in the middle of the Iowa cornfields!
    Hugs from CC, Iowa,
    Michelle
    pineneedlehill.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh, swoon! Beautiful pictures!

    ReplyDelete
  13. That gorgeous farm ages as gracefully as its owners!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oh my.

    These photos make me want to meet both of you and to walk around this beautiful place.

    What a blessed friendship to have, and I loved your term mentor.

    Enjoyed visiting,

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

    ReplyDelete

Subscribe via Email!

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...