Sunday, September 13, 2009


TODAY’S FLOWER’S is a wonderful meme created by Luiz Santilli Jr. and is managed by Luiz, Laerte Pupo, Valkyrien and me. You can find great flowers and also share your own by clicking here. The link opens every Sunday at 2.00 p.m. (GMT).
Last week I met a friend and we drove to Leesburg, a small town not far from where we live. My theme this week shows photos of the gardens we saw while walking up and down some of the side streets.

We were admiring one place and were chatting away when the owner heard us, came out of her house and invited us into her back garden. We were surprised but delighted to be given a tour. I could have taken many more photos but didn't want to be rude. The two photos above show her garden shed and the side of her house. She obviously tended her home with lots of tender loving care.

We left this kind lady, thanking her profusely for showing us her spectacular garden and the following photos are of others we admired on our walk.


  1. I love the trellis and this has that antiquarian look lovely sandy

  2. Wonderful post
    I love your photo's :)

  3. Nice theme with great pictures.

  4. Denise
    would you please take a look at our TF blog. Needs an update for the sign in area.

  5. What a lovely garden and house.
    Where flowers bloom so does hope.
    - Lady Bird Johnson,
    Thank you for sharing!!

  6. What a wonderful garden! And what a nice surprise to be invited in!
    Great photos!

  7. Don't you just love Leesburg!
    This is the town my son used to live in. He and his wife still own a house in the historic district.
    You have certainly captured the essence of what those little gardens are like.
    Lovely images!
    Carletta’s Captures.

  8. great photos an post Denise.

    What is going on with Mr. Linky this week, as last weeks links are there for this week?


  9. What a charming street. Love seeing gardens like these when walking.

  10. Lol
    I think I'll beguin shooting gardens too!
    Great series :)

    I can't register on today's flowers, I don't know why!

  11. Yes its a beautiful garden Denise.

  12. beautiful garden, dear.
    Last weeek , I was travelling and I did not visit all my friends,,,'great pictures, dear
    have a nice weekend

  13. Denise, that's a well tended garden. Love the picket fence. Oh, and her house is beautiful.

  14. What a gorgeous neighborhood. The second photo might be of a shed but it looks like an inviting little cottage. Thanks for sharing these great photos Denise.

  15. wow Denise, adorable house!And that garden! Magnificent place!
    Have a great week dear friend!
    God bless you

  16. A lovely house and garden, how nice it must have been to be invited in for a tour. You have a wonderful place for walks. Thanks for sharing.

    Through Squirrel Eyes

  17. Denise! How wonderful to have been given a private tour of this gorgeous garden! Most gardeners don't mind sharing..I certainly invite lookers into my back's always nice to share ideas and thank you for sharing these lovely images with us!
    I am sure you were pleased as punch touring!

  18. This is really wonderful series of photos! I am delighted with that lovely garden!

  19. What a beautiful, delightfully lush place.

  20. Quite a collection there and well captured, you must have walked for

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  22. Such picturesque gardens and impressive homes!

  23. What a beautiful garden and house.

  24. Hi Denise, OH---Leesburg must be a gorgeous community. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that sweet little cottage with that incredible yard. WOW!!! Thanks for sharing.


  25. How lovely to meet such a nice lady. Wonderful shots, Denise! You always see so many beautiful and interesting things on your walks. Have a wonderful week :)

  26. Oh yeah that was a very refreshing walk. You're lucky enough to get a view of the garden, she got a very lovey home and garden.


  27. Thats a very nice area for gardens. It is like out of a picture book. Of course your great photos help give that impression.

  28. What beautiful homes, and gardens.
    It was so kind ofthe lady to invite you into her garden, and you in turn to share the photos.
    A lovely day Denise, thanks for allowing us to tag along.

  29. What a lovely neighborhood to walk through. I especially like the green gate. Everything grows so big!

  30. Very lovely! I'd be happy with just the shed, lol.

  31. Thank you for all the lovely comments everyone. Have a great day!

  32. Hi Denise, I sent u an email....U can read my translater at the sidebar..on the foooter, ok?

    Oh, your shot are very good..congrats and have a nice week, dearest

  33. Hi Denise,
    Nice people to show the garden but I think if our/yours garden is beautiful it's a joy to show
    to everybody if you have the time.Hve a nice week.

  34. What a beautiful garden! I wish I could have a lovely garden like this.
    The third photo look like Hortensia. Very beautiful.
    I'm happy to see these photos, thank you.
    And, thank you for visiting my blog!

  35. Oh dear, It must have been a lovely and kind lady. So are her house, very beautiful house, and the garden. So nice to see all the lovely photos you have got here :) I'll come back to you, as I see you have an interesting post above.. :)

  36. Thank you so much, all your comments were very interesting to read. Have a great weekend.