For close to thirteen years now, I have been taking long weekend trips to Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. I usually go before Memorial day weekend in order to avoid the summer rush. Rain or shine no matter, it's all about reconnecting with life long friends and creating special moments with new ones. Regroup, Relax, Remember and Recharge.
Views like this one always get my attention. Nothing like an arbor to create curb appeal to visually draw you in. Framing out the entrance to your garden can add beauty and architecture to your outside space. Even on a cloudy day, I found this to be inviting.
Walking through Edgartown, Ma. I spotted this newly built charmer resembling the old familiars that have been there for a hundred years. The brick driveway leading up to the weathered gray shingles make an attractive entrance to this setback residence. So classic, so simple, so New England. I spoke with a lovely lady named Dorothy who has lived in the area for 30 years. I felt as though I had known her before. A brief encounter can sometimes leave a lasting impression. Thank you Dorothy for the heart felt laughter we shared. Those are the daily gifts that feed my spirit. That's what weekends like this are all about.
I love the way this garden meanders along the walkway. A feeling of integration as opposed to soldiered up scrubs. Elements like flow help to create a more inviting and connected landscape.
Black pots and containers are always so attractive. Especially when dressed with a colorful bounty of plantings.
Old friends Lisa and Linda from N.Y. stop and pause for a moment before venturing in to buy delicious cupcakes!! Thankfully this time they weren't mistaken for cupcakes:) XO
Pristine street scene.
Peaceful and calm are the walks along the shore.
Back at the house Heather begins to dip up chocolate covered strawberries for that evenings dessert!
There's no stopping her once she gets started! Fruit tarts anyone!
All I can say is, delish!! So great to have such talented friends who constantly feed you yummy treats!!
It was a great weekend had by all and the old "Black dog" still stands guard on the island:)
"Don't wait for the storm to pass, learn to dance in the rain"