Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Summer Cottage

Notice I didn't say MY summer cottage!  Living in Rhode Island, we get to go visit the summer "cottages" of the rich and richer.  The day before Mother's Day, we took Josh's mom to Blithewold,  the summer home of the Van Winkles, a coal mining family.

You can't take pictures inside, but I was able to get some of the grounds, the green house, and the lovely flowers.  Imagine playing croquet on that lawn in the warm summer breeze?
Or sipping lemonade from this porch?

Or growing fruit and flowers in this greenhouse?

Imagine seeing such loveliness in your personal gardens?

Imagine needing bamboo for plant stakes and just growing your own bamboo garden?

Imagine having your picture taken beneath this tree all the time?



  1. Beautiful photos! I love that photo of your very happy little person. :)

  2. Love the pictures! Blithewold is one of our favorite places, ever. :)



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