Wednesday, June 24, 2015

ARF ( Animal Rescue Fund) 29th Garden Tour June 2015

ARF raises money every year doing a tour of local gardens. Last year the tour was in East Hampton and this year was privileged to see the outside of  estates in my hometown, Southampton. 

I made up an album if you would like to see additional photos.





This the the average size home on the garden tour. The white building is the pool house on the far right. Next to it was the gym. On the left is side of the house. It faces the fountain in the album.  It was the first time seeing a fountain that large outside of a park. The front of the house was larger then the side. Additional buildings for cars. One garage for everyday cars and the other for their collection of antique cars. Both garages larger then the home I live in.

We visited four other homes  which were the same size . One home had no flowers but did have a hedge of wild roses. The view was incredible of  Shinnecock Bay and the Ponquogue Bridge. 

The homes are lived in during the summer and maybe a few holidays in the fall and winter.



AND from the estate of yours truly- my beautiful Kousa Dogwood.


15 comments:

  1. I love walking through Gardens like this Linda. We have West Croft Gardens not far from me. It is so beautiful. Its been awhile since I been there. I am sure it is even more stunning than the last time I was there. I love the little Girl in the Garden. Lovely pictures . Thank you for sharing ..

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  2. What a beautiful tree, I love trees like that which seem to invite you to climb them

    Mollyxxx

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    1. Love that tree also-

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Linda

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  3. I love your "tours" Linda...here's why...I always feel like I'm walking with you looking at the glorious photos you take.

    Can you imagine living in a house like that? Good grief....the windows on the garage are prettier than the ones on my house! And that photo looking through the reflection circle? WAIT until Bob sees that one....it ROCKS!

    What an amazing place....

    And your dogwood tree is BEAUTIFUL! How old is it? Our neighbors just planted one a few years ago between their house and ours that we "borrow" when we need a nice background for photos. It's still pretty small. Bob got some great shots in front of it when it was in bloom a week or so ago.......

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    1. That tree is one of my Mother's Day trees. Instead of a gift I picked out a tree. Wish I could dig them all up and bring them down south with us.

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  4. Linda, these pictures are amazing. The first one of the tree, is just unlike anything I have ever seen. I loved your comments, and I wish I had been on that tour with you. The flowers are so pretty, and the house you said you didn't know if it was a guest house or help house, can you please tell them I will be glad to help if I can live there. It is so amazing how people can afford to live in these homes. Just the upkeep of the grounds must be more than I would ever have.

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    1. I wish you could of come with me on the tour!

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  5. Looks beautiful.... I love seeing the gardens of others. :)

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  6. I love your photographs Linda. Carol is right. I feel like I'm walking right next to you. Of course you have a "Dog" wood tree! Myra, let's pool our resources and maybe we can live in the guest house!

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    1. LOL Cyndy.........yep, I will save my pennies to help us get that guest house. Hmmmm maybe if I save for 100 years it will come true.

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  7. Interesting landscape! So pretty in there =)

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    1. Love going each year.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Linda

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  8. Your Dogwood is gorgeous! I love going to garden tours. Around here they are more quaint and most of them not huge. That home is unreal! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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