Sunday, August 15, 2010

A Visit to Robin's Garden:Mosaic Monday

I visited my dear friend Robin a few weeks ago.
Going to her place is like going to the
enchanted gardens.
It is like eye candy everywhere one looks!

Her home has been in the family just shy of
100 years, built in 1916. The inside is beautifully
decorated and so full of family history. Her Great-great
 Grandfather was appointed the Territorial Governor before
Washington became a state.
 He was good friends of Abe Lincoln. Lincoln gave
 him the choice of being an ambassador to England or
Territorial Governor. He chose the latter because he
 loved this area so much.

Everywhere you look is enchanting and one
can feel the history.
I took so many photo's that I will post more
next week. Be sure to click on the photo's for
close ups.
Once again thank you to Mary for
hosting Mosaic Monday.
Be sure to check out all the other great Mosaics.

23 comments:

Snap said...

So nice to have a friend with such a magical garden... a nice place to get away!

Pearl said...

I love seeing others garden and one with so much history, I can't wait to see more! I really should move over that way. This here desert is gettin to me....hot!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Sharon:
I can only imagine how wonderful it would be to visit this place. The flowers and plants are heavenly. See you again soon.
xoxo
Donna

Pondside said...

What a beautiful and dignified old house. I, too, love the Puget Sound area, and the Olympic Peninsula.

It's me said...

Beautiful pictures....wishing you a happy new week.....love Ria.....

Terri Kahrs said...

After seeing these beautiful pics, it's a wonder that you could find the strength to tear yourself away!!! Beautiful! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Zuzu said...

So very beautiful - and wonderful that you and Robin are friends!
Happy week to you, Sharon!
:)
Zuzu

Deborah said...

What a lovely and magical place!

Bobbi said...

Hi, Wonderful mosaic and photos! Hope you have a lovely new week!
hugs...
Bobbi

Riet said...

Lovely photo's and mosaics.

Monica@The White Bench said...

I love the cherub and the birdhouses scattered here and there. Heaven!
Hugs to you and sweet Teddy,
Monicax.

Wendy said...

How interesting! Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by!

Maggie B said...

I love visiting other peoples gardens and this one is just lovely, as are your mosaics.
Maggie

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos and beautiful gardens. I love all the birdhouses.

Vee said...

Charmed by the sweet music and lovely images here this morning. Your friend's garden is a little bit of enchantment and how blessed you must have been to visit her there.

Elizabeth said...

What a magical place!! I would find it very hard to leave!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!!!

Diane said...

Beautiful, Sharon. Was this also featured in a magazine somewhere? It seems familiar to me.
Hugs, Diane

Laura Trevey said...

beautiful photos...

and thanks for the visit :)
xoxo Laura

Tricia Rose said...

Living history! One day I'll make it up to Washington state, I love the idea of all that rain!

Judy S. said...

Is she part of your posse? Great photos, Sharon...that mailbox is a fun idea!

Tammie said...

such a beautiful garden!

Fifi Flowers said...

BEAUTIFUL mosaic!!!

Lynn said...

Beautiful, wish I could stroll through her gardens :)