Kissing Doves and Entwined Hearts

It was warm and windy on 14 October when Justin and I headed to the nearby town of Bowning to see four of the six gardens on display in this year’s Yass Valley Open Gardens.

I rarely take conventional pictures for pleasure, but the truly splendid gardens begged for a glossy magazine approach, so I obliged.

These two images were taken at a property called Tullarow, a few kilometres out of town. The two or three acre yard had clearly been designed by a professional with a keen eye for creating a sense journey by visually layering sculptural elements, including water features, statues, gazebos and furniture.

Justin and I agree that listening to the mellow plunk of two harpists while we watched Koi dart around a pond was the highlight. I also liked the whimsical touch of a vintage wrought iron gate on the chook pen, but was a little overwhelmed by the abundance of French provincial seating — I counted nine benches, rocking chairs, swinging chairs and normal chairs!

I’ve just realised I unconsciously chose images with a romantic theme — kissing doves and entwined hearts. That’s obviously what happens when Justin and I go on outings!


Kerriann said...

aw, what a sweet post :)
maybe we can check out the gardens when we come over in Feb?

Kathleen said...

Unfortunately these gardens were only open for the one day, but I'm sure we could find something similar to do (apart from check out my own garden!).