I love white flowers. At night, a white garden glows with the moon light. I especially love hydrangeas at this time. They turn from white to pink and are just romantic.
Our hops this year are full of buds. Last year for some reason it wasn't a hop year for us. So I will be able to make my hop head wreaths for my daughter's Princess Hop picture series. How I wish Robin lived in our area to take those pictures of her! Perhaps another year.
There is also a picture a pear from our dwarf pear tree. This poor tree has been struggling for years to live. The first year we got it it had a bit more branches than it does now. One night some baby raccoons decided they wanted to try and climb & hang from the branches. Needless to say they snapped & every year since then it would start out in the Spring just healthy & gorgeous pear blooms but then the leaves would get spots & curl. No fruit. Each year I say I am going to get rid of it and each year I haven't had the heart. This year, it rewarded and thanked us with three pears. I can't wait to have it on some bruchetta with blue cheese & a drizzle of honey. Yum!
I can't describe what a great time it was yesterday! Having a great time at BH is not unusual, it's the norm. It is always a wonderful going down to see Jermonne, Joe and Cindy BUT their special guests were the beautiful Linda & Ludmil of "Willow Nest".
They brought with them their fabulous wares from Texas. So many, that making a decision was painstaking. If you have never met Linda & Ludmil, you are missing something in life. Both of them are kind, sweet & just ethereal. I can't explain their presence other than that. They wander through the hoards of people talking to strangers and making them feel as if they are long lost friends. I miss them already.
Natalie of "Sparrow" and Robin of "Bird Tweets" were there to put the icing on the cake. These two are so talented & incredibly sweet. For real sweet. Robin did a story on Cindy for Somerset Magazine. She is a gifted writer & photographer. Check out January's (I think it's January) Somerset Life for her article & pics of Barnhouse!
Heather Bullard and her husband was also in attendance. Heather is there to do a photo shoot of BH for an upcoming article. Her blog is a feast for the eyes.
I am thrilled that much media coverage is happening for Jermonne & Joe. It is well deserved. It's a cliche, but it could not of happened to two better people.