A lovely weekend in this beautiful place and there was sweetness all around. Actually the first two pictures below were taken of my dear granddaughter, Samantha as we enjoyed some Mexican food a week or so ago. She is very sweet, funny and engaging and I miss her every minute I am not with her.The weekend began quite early on Saturday morning with a drive to Sagamore Beach to be with Teddy for awhile so his Mom could work in her garden. Teddy was ready to have a bottle and a little nap (I was ready for a nap, too after waking at 4 am), so we enjoyed some morning sunshine in the chair and both had a snooze for about an hour! Alison came in and got this shot just as we woke.
Taken from my perspective as Teddy napped in my lap.
Next it was time for a walk. Poor Teddy looks like he is a bit unhappy here, but I think it was just the bright sun. We walked for an hour along the Cape Cod canal. Pushing the carriage at a brisk pace in the biting wind warmed me up quickly. Many deep breaths and the happiness of being with Teddy in such a beautiful place, ate away at the grief.
I found wild violets blooming everywhere in their neighborhood.
Back at Teddy's house, and a view of Alison's garden. Cutting in to a steep hill to create their building site, it was necessary to have a wall, and Jason built this rock wall by himself. Alison has created lovely gardens all along the top and cascading down through the rocks. The ground flox are looking lovely right now.
Around noon it was time to get myself to Lou's house to begin the gardening. There is a lot to do, and after 5 hours Saturday and most of the day yesterday, I have accomplished so much and opened up some area that had become overgrown. Bob had created many little sitting areas in his garden, and I had him heavily in my mind and heart as I uncovered the special little areas he loved. There is still much to be done, and I think I have found my way to heal.
This is a terrace at the back of the house and a lovely private area where a table and chairs sit now, waiting for us to enjoy tea and shade on warm days.
Front steps pansies. The ivy is closing in and will eventually be trimmed radically to avoid growing on the house as it would like to. There is work to be done next week along the front fence. Scraggly roses are there now and I will replace those with new roses that will cascade on the fence.
A sweet spot as you enter the back garden/terrace area from the driveway.
Pansies at the backdoor for Bob.
And, last but not least, the one glimpse I had of Queen G on the weekend. She made a brief appearance to have some treats....as you can see, they are placed on a fleece blanket on the sofa, so she can dine in full comfort. Looking regal, don't you think?
That was the only glimpse I had of the dear one.....she is afraid I will try to make her go home in the carrier....brainwashing is complete. I miss her.....