5/18/10

In the Mad Englishwoman's garden.

Of course she's not really mad. I call her that affectionately.

She lives up the stairs behind a red gate with bell that jingles when you open it.

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The porch is covered with flower pots

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and she maintains an aviary outside her front door.

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Inside, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves

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and large abstract paintings.

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The whole back wall is a window onto her small garden.

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Where there's an old pear tree

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And some naturalized lavendar,

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But mostly, it's about tall roses and climbers.

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Trunks of said tall roses and climbers:

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If you want to sit down right now, you'll have to fight it out with Salvia dorisiana.

Salvia dorsiana and chair

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7 comments:

Carol said...

Fascinating!

ryan said...

It looks like a very pleasant space. I don't see lot of evidence of madness, though. Maybe it's a very mad-sounding jingle on the gate.

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

Love the avian portraits.

Nicole said...

I like the naturalized look and atmosphere of "wild abandon"

Angela said...

Wow! I love her gate, the bell, her birds and the window that looks out into the garden. I want to be a Mad Englishwoman! Thanks for sharing her garden and home.

Jenn said...

Sweet.

Pam/Digging said...

I love the walls of books and the window-wall that overlooks her garden. I'd sit there for every meal and put my desk in front of it too.