If you've had a look at the weather button I have on the blog, you know it's been raining for days here... So much for my theory saying that there is at least a ray of sunshine a day here!!! I think it would cheer me up to remember better days, maybe it could also cheer you up.
A few month ago, the sun was out every morning, not lazy as it is now!
This is in memory of my beloved (and authentic) Panama hat, that unfortunately drowned in the sea a few days later. I so blame myself for not teaching it how to swim.
Can you see the medieval castle in the background? This place is just breathtaking, and only an hour away from the Little White House.
I loved the castle as I'm a history buff... But I really adored "Dame Isabelle's Garden". The owners actually still live in the castle (can you imagine living here? Wow!) and Dame Isabelle designed a medieval garden.
This is how it looked at the very beginning of spring:
And in the middle of the summer (taken from the opposite angle):
I'm dreaming of a medieval square garden in my second garden later on and this one was inspiring (the square above is the one with aromatic herbs aka in French as "jardin de simples"). Right now, my garden looks like a jungle, but a gardener is coming to help me in February: we'll remove some of the trees, shrubs and the remains of the very old henhouse, so next year I'll begin a fruit garden. Why waiting February? Because we need to have access to my garden through the field behind the garden and right now something is growing there... The farmer said it would be ok in February... Can't wait.
If you're interested in history, you might want to visit the website: Fort La Latte.
They even have a picture of the huge fireplace inside the Governor's house that you don't get to visit as it is still the home of the owners.