Sunday, October 11, 2009

At the Other End of the County

On Friday night we drove to the other end of the county to have dinner with friends. The early evening light was golden and we stopped along the way so I could take pictures . . .

My friend Louise has an amazing garden. Mid October and it's still brimming with greens.

. . . the flowers haven't given up either . . .



The interior of the workshop, where Louise makes willow baskets and the Country Workshops classes are held.

Here's a slide show of more pictures from our visit.


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15 comments:

Martin H. said...

Hi Vicki

Really enjoyed the slide-show. There are some really nice shots in there. If I was to drive to the other end of our county it would probably entail a journey of around 35 miles. I'm guessing it was probably a good deal more in your case?

Pat in east TN said...

Beautiful pictures of your travels. I can't believe her garden is still thriving ... mine is history and my fall garden was a huge flop this year, which is really unusual. Her baskets are beautiful.

Vicki Lane said...

Hi Martin, Still on holiday in Cornwall? Our county covers around 249 square miles (mountainous) and we live more or less in the middle. The trip to our friends' house takes almost an hour.

Pat - Louise is the best gardener I've ever met. She has some help from interns in the summer when they are giving workshops but she herself is out there early and late -- very hands on. I blush to see the difference between her garden and mine.

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

That's the finest garden I've ever seen! WOW! Thanks for sharing! :)

Miss_Yves said...

The title seems to suggest another way of life, "far from the moving crowd"...Beautiful garden and nice baskets.

Miss_Yves said...

Vicky Lane, thank you to allow me to learn new English words !
The birds will be happy with your gifts .

Vicki Lane said...

Yep. Carol, it's truly magnificent!

Indeed, Miss Yves, our friends live in a remote corner of our area and it is a beautiful and peaceful way of life that they have.

And I am learning a bit of French by visiting your blog. I was puzzled by your post about PHARES, thinking it was going to be about lighthouses. Finally I turned to my Larousse dictionary and found that it means a car's headlights as well. Fun to learn new things!

Merisi said...

Beautiful country excursion and your friends garden and workshop are a sight to behold! The slide-show full of tranquil images, really well done!

The first image of your post is my favorite - the light of fall could not be more beautifully captured.

Vicki Lane said...

Merisi - It was a golden moment -- made us think of pictures we've seen of the light in Tuscany.

NCmountainwoman said...

Gorgeous photographs. It's hard to believe anyone in western NC didn't have those same severe thunderstorms we had Friday night but your skies look beautiful.

The garden is a work of art and I loved the tobacco barn.

Vicki Lane said...

There was a hard but brief rain after dark but no thunder and lightning. We probably just got the edge of what you all experienced.

Victoria said...

Vicki, you live in such a beautiful part of the country...I'm so glad you take such great photos and put them on here, thank you!

Those baskets that your friend makes are gorgeous. Do you know if she ever sells them?

Vicki Lane said...

Hi, Victoria -- Yes, I'm pretty sure she does. I have several (they were gifts) and they are really, really sturdy.

You could contact Louise through the Country Workshops link in the body of the post. If that doesn't work, email me and I'll give you her email.

Victoria said...

Thanks, Vicki!

I just read your post below this one about the pears. I'm going to try that recipe, they sound delicious.

Vicki Lane said...

We had some for dessert tonight. They are just right -- especially with sharp cheddar. Not bad though with havarti or cream cheese -- and I'd like to try them with goat gouda.