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

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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.
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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.
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Beyond that, a working farm!
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And a working farmer…
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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?
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And plenty of room for Julie to sit and watch them play.
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Farther to the south, the farm pond:
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And the lane is equally as beautiful driving from the house as driving towards it.
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Hope you enjoyed Julie’s garden tour!  I always do!

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