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the picture zone… AKA our visit to the Halifax Public Gardens.

Front gates
Front gates

So many pictures from a truly amazing day.  This post will be about the garden visit, and I will do another post about the rest of our time in Halifax.

Truly I am exhausted, in a happy, seen a lot of beauty, sunburned kind of way.  We had the perfect day for our garden tour – it started off a bit cloudy and cool, and then brightened up considerably as the day went on.

We met Helen and Tracy at Horticultural Hall, and were introduced to many people (I would list names, but alas, my memory does not retain names very proficiently!) who were all so pleasant and welcoming.  Helen and Tracy walked us around the garden – sharing stories, history and knowledge.  I won’t recount everything we heard – I’m still processing it all – but I encourage you to visit the Halifax Public Garden site for more information on this scenic, middle-of-the-city treasure.

I think one of my favorite areas was the Duck House.  It’s a little shed/cabin on the edge of a pond… the perfect place to sit and ponder life while listening to the rain falling, or to sit in the shade and watch the ducks and fish swim by.

Duck House
Duck House
Niew from the Duck House
View from the Duck House

Here are some pictures from our garden visit:

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Coral edged garden
Coral edged garden
Brain coral
Brain coral

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Helen, Bo and Tracy
Helen, Bo and Tracy

As a person who loves trees of the twisty variety, this garden was perfection… so much texture and twist… My camera got quite a workout!

I feel so fortunate to have won this prize and to have been able to tour such a pleasing garden with two such excited and motivated people… The love they have for their work came through and made the visit that much more enjoyable.  Thank you Helen and Tracy.

But wait… there’s more!  Helen is a dyer, spinner and knitter, Bo is a knitter/crocheter/designer and I’m a needle felter.  Helen dropped off some plant dyed (dahlia), handspun yarn for Bonnie, and some indigo dyed roving for me.  Wow – these are truly special mementos from our visit, and I’m so excited about them.  Thanks you so much!!

Plant dyed, handspun yarn and roving
Plant dyed, handspun yarn and roving

 

2 Replies to “You are now entering…”

    1. She’s such a sweetheart… I’m so hoping to be able to keep in touch with the people I’ve met through this trip!

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