I hope that you're having a nice Memorial Day. The weather here has been nice (except for a rain shower that came by last night).
My husband and I went to a going away party for one of his best friends. He is leaving for Alaska this week and won't be back for several months. He recently retired from the fire dept and is now taking advantage of a unique work opportunity in Alaska. So, his parents threw him a going away party at their house yesterday.
They live in a beautiful area in a town just outside of where we live. I was captivated by the road they live off of because it was gated with many private large lots with homes situated on them. It was like driving through a forest on a gravel road. You couldn't see any of the homes from the road.
When we drove up to his parents house, I thought it was a charming country style house.
I quickly noticed that they had a nice outdoor area when we walked up.
The party was held on their spacious screened porch. But, before we went inside, I was captivated by their amazing gardens out beside the house. It was serene, extremely private, and meticulously manicured. I quickly fell in love with it. I took some pictures to share with you today.
My husbands friend told us that their parents loved visiting Williamsburg, VA so this garden was created to mimic that style. That style means that it is symetrical. What you see on one side, you will see on the other side as well.
Let's take a tour!
I took these with my cell phone so they're not the best, but you can get the idea of how beautiful their property is. They built this house many, many years ago. So, everything has had a lot of time to mature. You don't get something this beautiful overnight! They have a circular drive in front of their house and then a driveway and garage behind their house (which I love). The back of their house overlooks a majestic forest of mature trees and thick woods. It doesn't get any more private than this! It truly felt like a vacation getaway to visit them.
I hope that you enjoyed this little garden tour. I certainly did.
On another note, I have been dealing with a terrible flare-up from my auto-immune disease. Somehow, I managed to have a decent day yesterday to allow me to go to the party. But it is touch and go these days. I have not been able to go to the gym for several days and recently started some supplements to see if that might help me. I believe (after reading many forums about my disease) that Remicade is in my near future. I don't really have a choice now. I've been struggling all year with stomach issues but now I have a million other symptoms that just won't go away! I'm not as fearful of this new journey now that I've read some forums of people suffering with what I have and hearing that it has really helped them. My doctor recommended it back in January but I chickened out. My family and friends can't relate because they don't have this same disease. Talking to others that have it, make me feel somewhat normal! I'm not alone and there IS hope for a better quality of life if I try the next type of medicine. So, if I'm not around as much in the near future, you'll know why.
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Kelly ~