The Not-So-Secret Garden

Happy Monday, all! I’m definitely getting spoiled this month – Ryan was off from work again this weekend, so we took full advantage of the extra time together. While we mainly were stuck inside due to gloomy skies and stormy weather, the clouds parted for a gorgeous day yesterday to spend at Faire on the Green at the Paine Art Center and Gardens. You all know by now just how much I love this place (check out past visits here and here), and this event was no different – with more than 100 craft vendors, fair food and live music, it was a great way to spend a few hours on a Sunday afternoon. My favorite part of the day was that admission to the mansion and the gardens was free, so were able to aimlessly wander the not-so-secret garden and take in the fresh summer blooms.

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I love to come across hidden nooks in the gardens that house gorgeous, unique benches. These scenes remind me of something straight out of a storybook!

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The rose garden and reflection pond always is a highlight as it’s directly behind the property and sectioned off by stone walls and arbors.

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You also can’t help but marvel at all the architecture of the mansion. Just like a lot of other bloggers, I have a “thing” for doors and these are no exception – I mean, can you even imagine living there and walking through those wooden double doors everyday? That’s what dreams are made of, people.

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This was the first time that Ryan had visited the mansion since we went at Christmastime, so it was fun to share this experience with him and enjoy a beautiful day outside together!

How was your weekend? Get up to anything fun?

Linking up with Biana.

 

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