my friend susan has lovely gardens.
i’m especially fond of the one on her rooftop.
it’s concealed from the street below by a thicket of flowering vines and a sweet lilac colored wall.
the beauty lies in the details.
fallen petals glow under drops of light.
susan has an eye for details
i always have to walk around undisturbed for awhile before I actually go in for a proper hello.
she likes to read out on her balcony in the evenings. tucked in behind a lush veil of olive trees.
sometime i’ll take you on a tour of the inside of her house.
but for right now i’m stealing away to my own back patio to sink into my newest summer read.
Judy H. says
OMG! So gorgeous!
donna, doni, lady d says
So inviting … so tempting to settle down and never leave … to tempting to get on a plane and search LA until I find you and your friends … so a little crazy! Beautiful photographs and glimpses. I adore glimpses. I make the rest up. Donna
I can feel the sun on the page. There’s nothing like the right chair and the right book. I’m off to Paris soon (I like saying that) so going to re-read your Paris posts. Yay.
Wow — thank you for taking us along on the garden tour. We don’t have any plants, trees or flowers like these in NY! Oh, how I would love a rooftop garden like your friend’s!
Bougainville I’ve had and can easily pass on them, but olive trees…oh be still my heart. I love a grey leaved tree, and if it had olives to boot, well…perfecto. DH and I could lay the sheets on the ground and beat the trees with broomsticks and pretend to be in Umbria!
susan w says
California… ahhhhh – so so much.
Is she the friend who does those wonderful painted trays and other painted metal pieces…?
Uma Borden says
Reading your earlier recommendation now…. Turn of Mind…. while my dining room table is covered with old albums from England and old books for paper fodder….
Feel a bit like I am morphing into your psyche…………..
love sharing beauty with you.
Wow. Olive trees. I can’t even imagine. We definately don’t have olive trees in Michigan. I read the last book you recommended and loved it. I have been enjoying your blog. I will sign up for one of your classes sometime. Love the journals.
Yes Yes! I believe your photographs do very adequate justice to the splendor that are Susan’s gardens. That golden bougainvillea is intoxicating.
lovely peeks, thank you for sharing them! I am a garden fanatic and LOVE seeing bits and pieces of other’s yards and outdoor spaces…so inspiring! Happy Sunday Mary Ann! xo