|The crowds at the Flower and Garden Festival this past Saturday.|
|That's me gearing up in my booth for the crowds early Saturday morning.|
|One of the venues on the Waterford House and Garden Tour.|
|An old pump house.|
|A garden trellis made out of tree branches|
The day was a chance for me to take a step back and enjoy the simple yet elegant and colorful vignettes highlighted by sun and springtime in a hamlet reminiscent of colonial days when life could certainly be harsh, but not on this day. This day was all about the peace and beauty Mother Nature offers up for us to enjoy, coupled with good old American garden ingenuity.
|One of the many stairways to heaven???|
|Early spring herb garden.|
|Sheep in repose, enjoying the weather.|
|Creeping phlox spilling over a rock wall and surrounding a dogwood tree in bloom.|
|Candy-tufted stone steps.|
It was a wonderful day spent touring and savoring the gifts of nature, cared for by Waterford's fortunate residents, both past and present, whose love of history and gardening is so evident in this colonial-style village.
|Redbud in full bloom|
|Hellebore's bowing their heads in the sun.|
|Stone paths through a parterre.|