To stand in a garden this fine, to wander in the rain, to be more comfortable outside than in, to sit with tea, to watch the cows, to see leaves fall, to feel welcomed among the green silence between a kitchen garden and peppercorn trees -- is stirring.
Glenmore House is exquisite and is the much loved property of owners Mickey and Larry Robertson. This past weekend, the property was generously shared with the public and filled up with stalls, seedlings, talks, and produce for fellow garden lovers to feast on. I loved meeting Mickey, sharing our love for rain and hearing her story of the making of the Glenmore House gardens. I think she showed us some of the best before and after pictures I'd ever seen. Hard work and the pursuit of a dream, it's true, pays off.
Gardens leave me invigorated, and sometime had passed since I stood in a garden and felt this inspired. It was nourishing. I'm so glad - as is always the way - that I made the trip. It turned out to be quite the place to spend a slow autumn Sunday.