Wednesday, 7 April 2010
A certain enchantment...
On Easter Monday, April showed signs of being truly enchanted.
Its sunshine and early blooms took us out for a walk around the garden.
I wish I could say that the view from the back of the garden looking up to the house was ours
That the view from my study was this
That beyond our pond, if we had one, this is what I could see
That hidden amongst the wilder patches beyond our walled garden were snakeshead fritillairies
That clumps of daffodils grew beneath the trees that framed our views of the Downs
That in amongst the foliage
Entwined in the trees
Were magnificent statues.
And in our painter's garden hellebores in various shades of dusty pink sat blooming in the Easter sun
That this beautiful circle of flowering euphorbia was mine
That all the joys and hints of spring and summer found in these photos belonged to me
That this house was my home
That this beautiful pink door belonged to me and that I could open it wide and welcome you all in to show you the myriad of treasures inside...
Of course I can't lay claim to any of the above, but you can go and visit Charleston Farmhouse yourself and let it weave some of its magic on you... it's my favourite daydream.