Back in the day, we used to go to Elizabeth Gamble Gardens a lot. Frankie and I would go get crusty sandwiches from the Oakville Grocery and head there for a picnic.(check their site for lovely recipes) Its everything you love as a kid, paths and little hiding places. I can picture her , her long pony tail flipping back and forth.
Its been quite a few years since we had lunch there. We went back and strolled through the gardens a couple of weeks ago. Lots of new things there to see. Hardscapes, topiaries.
The giant bumblebees were rolling around in the pollen of these California Poppies. Lots of them.
This wisteria was so delicate and lovely.
A girl indulging her mother.
The running path, down to the fountain.
The flower beds were wonderful, the little wander we took through the surrounding neighborhood delightful. It was a good day and I'm filled with gratitude for it.