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The Garden Winds Down

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The garden produced prolifically this year.  It was a great year for watermellon and corn.  Heck, even the squash lasted for several months before it was wiped out by the squash beetles.

Some of the last of the bounty is coming in now.

Pepper haul Sept

Cayenne

Jalapeño, habañero, hot banana, cayenne

Late September tomato

Pick a peck of peppers

The tomato plans and the peppers have lots more production to go before they peter out. Meanwhile, the corn and the sunflowers are done. So down they come.

Gleaned corn

Now you see it

Now you don’t

I will stand up the husks in a typical Fall display, probably tomorrow.

extra junk

Sunflowers down.

Beheadings galore

Now you see them

Now you don’t

Sunflower poles

Fall.

Winter is coming.

Shadow play

Living Art: The Remarkable Little Paradise Art Lodge. New Zealand

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Highway to Paradise

There are magic places in the world, created under intensity so focused that nature absorbs and reflects the power of the creator. The Little Paradise Art Lodge is one of those places.

Put together over 26 years by a Swiss artist who is both intense and incredibly human at the same time, the grounds are nothing short of remarkable.

We were not able to stay during this trip due to a birthday (paradox) conflict. But we will be back for sure. Even a short visit is highly recommended. We stayed for about an hour, enchanted the entire time.

You’ll be caught in the web little tourist

Enter the property

The lodge itself is hand built in such a quirky and delightful and natural way, it is hard to describe. Primitive, and yet so very planet earth.

Bedroom

Bathroom full of skipping rocks

Hand carved headboard

Living table

A couch fashioned from one piece of poplar

Though the lodge is a sight to see, the six acres of curated gardens are astonishing in their willy-nilly natural order.

We have always talked about a tree house like this

Lawnmower

The artist, touched

Fin

Sweetly. moistly nestled.

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Joe Pye Photobombs River Scene!

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Storm Sophie Blew in..

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Orchid in Glass of Wine? Mine.

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Sophie in Blue

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The bluebells are out. Thousands and thousands of them for miles along the river.

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Soupie Mama Kitty, Fleurs and Sleepy Boy

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So Pretty.

So Pretty.

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Lamb's Ear

Lamb’s Ear

Virginia Beardtongue

Virginia Beardtongue

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Bluebells, Dogs, and Horses

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Virginia is gorgeous in the Spring. Flowers everywhere you look, even hidden in the grass. And miles and miles of bluebells by the river. There is nowhere I would rather be.

Jonquil guards the fence

Jonquil guards the fence

Home is where the flowers are

Home is where the flowers are

Jeffersonian tulips

Jeffersonian tulips

Tulips

Tulips

Yard flowers

Yard flowers

Violets

Violets

Sophie contemplates life at bluebell level

Sophie contemplates life at bluebell level

Bluebells in Virginia

Bluebells in Virginia

Paloma's first Virginia trot day

Paloma’s first Virginia trot day

Willie says, what is that whirring noise?

Willie says, what is that whirring noise?

Paloma leads

Paloma leads

Willie goes around the tree for no apparent reason

Willie goes around the tree for no apparent reason

Willie and Paloma

Willie and Paloma

More Riparian Fall Flora and Fauna

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Scratch and Sniff

Scratch and Sniff

Golden Bug

Golden Bug

Sniff and Sting

Winding through the Wingstems

Winding through the Wingstems

Sciurus carolinensis enjoying Juglans nigra

Sciurus carolinensis enjoying Juglans nigra

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