So Hard to Leave the Garden in Full Bloom!
Normally I try not to leave Connecticut in May, June, and July because it is when my garden is at its best. Because I spend late summer in Aspen, I have focused the Westbury garden on spring bulbs and early summer flowers. I still plant a few annuals(and I cannot bear to give up dahlias), but the burst of bloom is early on. Still, once in a while, something comes along that is so interesting or fun that I (not without a sigh) say, “See you soon, flowers!” and kiss the pups goodbye. As I write this I am off to NYC to catch a plane for Rome with some friends to take a six day watercoloring class in Porto Ercole that has been organized by my talented friend Mita Corsini Bland. Mita is Italian and an accomplished watercolorist. If I can figure out how to use my iPad I will send a post or two from there. If not my friend, Frances Schultz, who has a wonderful blog, will probably be posting as she is very adept at this. I will not have my computer ( leaving that bothersome thing behind ) so I’m just not certain what may happen with my transmissions from the olive groves.
After our week in Italy, Frances and I shall continue on to Paris where we will connect with Tom, her husband, and Simon, my dear friend, to meet up with other friends for a week of biking in the Loire Valley, visiting gardens, houses, eating French food and drinking good wines along the way. What fun! So you can understand why I was tempted to leave my garden this May.
As I raced around at 6:00 a.m. this morning I snapped some photos of Weatherstone as I left it. I hope you enjoy these quickly taken pictures. cr