I had to throw in one of our beautiful sunsets. Every night they are so colorful and lingering. The sun sets around ten.
The 2,100 acres of the Crane Estate on Castle Hill in Ipswich, MA. was the summer home of the Crane family, and playground for the rich and famous in the 1920's. Overlooking the rolling green lawn which ends at the rocky white sand beach and blue, blue ocean, you can imagine relaxing summer lawn parties and for moment imagine yourself in this private sanctuary under a summer sky. Picnics are always fun on the grounds. In the summer they have evening concerts. The Estate is open for tours certain times of the year.
Every garden needs a focal point. A sculpture or a piece of garden art that draws attention to the beautiful garden below. Maybe not this big. :) The World's Fair Space Needle in Seattle, Washington is such a piece of art. Among theaters and exhibit halls the 500 foot Needle soars above. The view at the top is spectacular with the sprawling city, the coastline and the water features and park below. During the World's Fair and many years afterward the glass dome was a fancy restaurant.
Bright hydrangea, peonies and petunia always bring a smile with their boisterous exuberance.
Through out the day their faces follow the sun as if to say, "Always keep your face towards the light." A good message for us all.