It's a wonderful year in the gardens at our house. Kate and I wanted to share the views (ok, here's the deal. Kate asked me to take some photos of the garden and post them on the blog. I like the gardens, and I love Kate, so here are some hopefully patriotic photos of our garden taken on this Independence Day. I realize I'm not showing a lot of independence here, so no ironic comments on that subject, please).
Here is the back garden, presided over by Solomon, a gift sculpture from our friends the Seymours.
Note the amaryllis plants which Kate "forced" to bloom a second (and third) time.
The lillies are a special favorite of mine.
And Kate is particularly fond of this "new and improved" coneflower.