The Potager

The Potager

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Elsewhere in the yard - Avalon

This blog is about my garden, but my husband landscapes and hardscapes the rest of the yard and  what he does is amazing. Take last week's project for example.
We have a corner of the yard where we like to sit at day's end just to talk and reconnect over a glass of wine. We call it our Avalon.

Avalon -
noun, Celtic Legend.
an island, represented as an earthly paradise in the western seas, 
to which King Arthur and other heroes were carried at death.
It is our own little paradise on earth. Because from this corner of our yard, we look out on this:
 It's like we live on an estate! LOL. The angle make our yard feel huge. The only problem with our Avalon was that we were in grass. Not really a problem, but we talked about putting something under our chairs that would get us off of the grass, either a deck or a patio.
A few weeks ago, a friend of my husband's offered him some left-over stone in exchange for some work. The good old fashioned barter system. This was not patio stone, but stone with which he had faced his house. It was not in any way flat.

Poor hubby with an injured back lugged all that stone home and then arranged some of it it into something beautiful. He dug out the ground beneath each stone so the top would be as flat as possible and made a patio for us. It is rustic and wonderful. I love it!
Our after work re-connect time has become more comfortable and a lot more classy!

 I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace


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