Those who are acquainted with me and Mr. C know that we are quite fond of gardens. For those who aren’t, I must confess that we (or is it just him?) are also a bit…well…ambitious. You know the phrase go big or go home? Sometimes I think we invented that phrase.
Nearly ten years ago, Mr. C and his trusty Kubota tractor took down a large, somewhat problematic tree behind our house. The removal of the tree and its massive root ball left us with a rather unsightly, gaping hole. Ever the visionary and enjoyer of manly projects, Mr. C had the brilliant idea to construct a pond/rock garden where the tree had previously stood. But in typical go big or go home fashion, the project did not end there. One pond quickly became two. Then three. Then four. What we have today, nearly a decade later, are three smaller ponds that connect via rocky streams into a larger pond. What my husband has built is quite extraordinary.
Because of our affinity for gardens, we often seek them out when we travel. And if we can combine a visit to a garden with afternoon tea, then it’s an even bigger win! Such was the case the day we visited Greywalls Hotel in Gullane, Scotland.
Though we did not spend the night in one of the twenty-three beautiful rooms, we had a delightful champagne afternoon tea followed by a leisurely stroll through the gardens. Here are a few of the photos from that day.
“Greywalls Hotel is uniquely situated on the edge of Muirfield championship golf course with stunning views over East Lothian and the Firth of Forth. Overlooking the world famous greens of the 9th & 18th holes, it has earned itself a reputation as ‘a golfers’ paradise’!” -greywalls.co.uk
Isn’t Greywalls lovely? So peaceful and inspiring.
As always, thanks so much for popping by, friends. See you next time.