One of my favorite summer pastimes is spending lazy, warm days with friends in their gardens. Today, we sketched in Cynthia's garden full of lanterns, roses and pots full of geraniums, nasturtiums and pansies.
Last week, I visited Marianne and loved the time spent in her country garden- talking, reading, being outdoors, listening to bees, birdsong, and the chickens.
My friends tend wild gardens- richly planted with a variety of flowers, colors and foliage- a little unkempt like English cottage gardens. Their wildness and abundance touches some inner place in my soul- a Northwest "tropical" garden full of life and lush growth.