In preparation for the upcoming garden tour, I have been painting and touching up woodwork. What at first I imagined would be a quick little job has used up almost 2 gallons of paint. In past years I had painted a window scene inside an old window and used it to brighten up a blank wall. A couple of year ago, we had a hail storm that broke out a pane. After I re-painted the window pane, Ted inserted the glass and I decided to “glaze” and re-glaze the window panes. It was much harder than I thought it would be. I didn’t do a very good job of it. It looked a bit lumpy so I used my fingers to try to pat it on. I asked Ted what he thought of it and he said: “The glass panes will never fall out, but I don’t think you could get a job doing windows glazing”. So hence forth there will be no close up pictures of my painted window. Ted later said the window had a bit of imperfect charm.
lonicera brownii Dropmore Honeysuckle grows on the outside fence. By summer my fence is so enclosed. But this is a “peeking” area. I love to be able to peak into a garden. A “peeping gardener” enjoys the mystery and discovery of a secret garden
This is the alley behind our yard. You can see the honeysuckle. See the rain, we are having more moisture than usual.
You can see the “window” in the background. In front is Meadow Rue, thalictrum that years ago I started from seed. I have planted purple pole beans on the pyramid that you see on the left.
This morning I ran out and took a close up of the honeysuckle. I was walking away, then turned back and remembered one of the joys of honeysuckles. The pinching off of a flower and sucking the honey. Two little flowers later I walked back into the house, wishing children everywhere could know this simple joy.