Once again…I catch up!

P1350121-1I can’t believe how summer is flying by.

One minute you are celebrating the disappearance of the last snow ple and next thing you know…everything is in full bloom.  This photo was taken last week on a trip (on a relatively cool day) to Yaddo  for a trip through the gardens.  A few of us got together and had a great time taking pictures.  You can read all about Yaddo via the link. It is a very interesting place,

P1350116-1The mansion pictured here is an artists’ community, and off limits to the general public except for special occasions.  You still get a grand view of it from your vantage point across a vast expanse of lawn.  It was the home of Spencer and Katrina Trask, and the name came from one of the children who could not pronounce “shadow”  And so…it is Yaddo.


The Rose Garden is lovely, although not in full bloom when we were there.  A beautiful pool/fountain with koi and water plants enhance the garden.  Hedges form the dividers to keep visitors on the pathways.  It is beautifully maintained.




Behind a rose pergola is the woodland garden, with pools, streams and fountains.  This provides a delightful spot to cool down if it is a hot and sunny day.

I try to get there at least once a year and happy that I finally did.  It is a gem only about 1/2 hour from home.  Close to the racetracks if you are so inclined or the City of Saratoga which in itself makes for a great day trip.

Then it is back home and I water my own “feral garden” – named thus because I have not been able to keep up with it as I once did but the perennials have a field day.  All in all, it is a wonderful season even if it does get hot and humid.

Carpe Diem!

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