Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Shade and Stone

100-degrees here today. So, I'm thinking about the inviting and comforting garden elements I would love to have in the Hollow for summertime survival. Shaded pathways, cool places to sit, ferns, a natural grotto. At home with the moss. With the damp rocks and stones. And, as my friend Kris says, "With the salamanders."
These photos were taken around Charlottesville and at St. Mary's Wilderness in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Click on any of the photos for a larger view.


That Girl . . . said...

I love shade gardens, which is a good thing since that is the bulk of my back yard! The stone fence is lovely...I might try that one out! said...

I would just adore having a stone wall like that!

100 degrees here, too!
My wee littles are going crazy inside!

Tracey said...

Hi ladies!

Yes, I have a huge weakness for stone walls. In my parents' town, a family built a deep stone wall in front of their house and planted things in the little nooks and crevices. Needless to say, I visit it everytime I am up in New York. Maybe I'll get a picture next month . . . so we can all drool.