Monday, August 27, 2012

Look What I Found

or Sunflower Fields Forever

This is a crop for a local farmer.
Yesterday Ward and I visited the world-famous LeDew Gardens in Monkton, MD. Their claim to fame is topiairies with the most famous being a scene from a fox hunt.The day was overcast with the promise of thunderstorms which meant that we were practically by ourselves. We got an individual tour of Mr. Ladew's house and were alone most of the time while we wandered among the gardens. Did I mention that it was a perfect day? 

And do you know what topped it off? On the way home we found a large field of sunflowers. You may remember that we had a difficult hunt a couple of weeks ago for some sunflower fields. We eventually found them, and while they were pretty, they were engulfed with invasive vines.  The fields we found yesterday were very different. They were essentially void of weeds and were spectacular even in the rain that had just started to fall. 

You never know what you may find when you're not looking.

A Few of the Things We Saw at Ledew Gardens.

The hounds and riders of a fox hunting scene. If you look carefully, you will see one rider jumping over the fence and another to the side of him.

Passion vine flower

Terrace Garden leading up to house

Iris Garden. This is more colorful in the spring when the iris are blooming.

Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden

Swans riding waves in the Great Bowl Garden

Butterfly in the Pink Garden

Sculpture Garden