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The Cottage is like walking into a magazine … so artfully decorated with one of a kind vintage pieces
two floors to delight you
very soon they will be having their Holiday Open House … the shoppe will be transformed into a winter wonderland … not to be missed!
Lennie and I took the long way home and stopped by “my most beautiful spot” …. someone once told me that everyone should have a spot….a special spot….that they could always escape to
Oatlands is that place for me
this time of year the Osage Oranges are ripe and ready …it really IS intriguing to read all about the lore surrounding these fragrant “hedge apples”
Native Americans made their bows out of the wood…such an interesting fruit
Lennie and I have had magical visits to Oatlands Plantation over the years … one year we’ll have to do the garden tour together … the peonies are breathtaking … lots of roses … herbs … big old boxwoods and more
the majestic Ginkg0 tree …the golden leaves to the right…each shaped like a fan…with no two alike
we are not sure what that tree to the left is…we were so tempted to trot over there and climb onto that branch so near the lawn
when the Gingko leaves all turn gold….in a matter of days they drop to the ground all at once … creating a perfect golden carpet…a reminder that timing is everything especially in nature!
this greenhouse with origins back to 1810 … old for the US ;)… is being slowly restored
even on an overcast day the colors were brilliant … soon enough just bare trees will surround us
… there were delights everywhere we turned!