Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Grandmother's Garden


Last week my cousins and I drove down to Harrlingen, Texas to visit my dad's baby sister. She's eighty years old and the last surviving sibling of his family.  We love her dearly and try to see her often. Most of us live out of the state of Texas, so it is a long trip for the opportunity to see her. For the next few days I am going to let you see her home and her garden in pictures. I hope you enjoy them.

 Before my aunt's husband died they designed the garden together and the two acres around it. It is beautiful. The weather was in the 70's and 80's and humid while we were there and this time of year is their spring. Actually, they don't have much of a winter if you ask me. Her flowers from summer were still blooming. 


A panoramic view of her back yard.

A bridge that built by her son takes you to the orchard.


Another view of the bridge and flowerbeds.


 
A screened in porch and an enclosed hottub behind the house.


                                                     A bubbling pond near the bridge.

Her husband built this garden chest many years ago.



                                          A cousin and my aunt standing near the arbor.



The orchard behind her home where we would pick fresh grapefruit and oranges every morning.


                                                                 Pink grapefruit.

This was just a short tour of her garden and I will show more pictures tomorrow. 

Christine

10 comments:

Sush said...

Nothing like visiting with family and old memories! Happy to see you again...missed you!
Hugs~

Milah said...

Oh how beautiful! Fresh fruit every morning....that would be awesome!!!

Inger said...

What a lovely place.

Gloria Hood said...

What a lovely, peaceful place! Thanks for sharing.

Jeff said...

Wow! It's almost like living in the garden of Eden! What a great place to relax.

Carol said...

Your aunt has a beautiful garden. I know you enjoyed your visit. Looking forward to more pictures.

Smiles,
Carol

Vee said...

She really is a garden designer...so many lovely spots in what she has created. Focal points hither and yon. Completely lovely!

Ina in Alaska said...

Oh how lovely!! Thank you for the tour. Also, love the header picture!

JackDaddy said...

So beautiful, but I can't get the image of your 80 year old grandmother sitting outside in the hottub! :)

Oklahoma Granny said...

What a beautiful place to live!