Chaticleer garden in Wayne , Pennsylvania is another source of magic for me. Set on the former estate of the Rosengarten family, it offers 35 acres of romantically planted gardens to roam.
On Sunday, wearing sunscreen and hats, carrying bottles of water and of course a camera we roamed. We met the ex,Tony and his partner Meredith, in the shade of Annie's house. For two hours we chatted and strolled and perspired and sat in chairs under vine covered trellises. We saw living arches, and "pool tables" and potting sheds and a "ruin" garden and lotus in bloom. That alone was worth the slight sunburn and Meredith's touch of heatstroke ( at least I hope so).
It is rumored that today our temperature will hit 110 degrees. My garden will be off limits for me. So I'm going to cruise back here today and remember what it felt like walking and talking with friends in a little slice of heaven on earth.