Monday, April 16, 2012

Peeking through a knot-hole...


I know one is not supposed to peek through other people's fences - after all, that is why they are there, to give privacy from curious passers-by. But tempted by a gorgeous Magnolia in full bloom, I just had to see how the little back-yard completely engulfed by it looked like.

After a while I spotted a tiny knot-hole in the fence and peeked through it. And I wasn't disappointed; old, thick Magnolia trunks gnarled upwards forming a huge, blooming umbrella. In the soft shade under it, a carpet of lush Hellebores were just finishing their abundant show, pips of lily-of-the-valleys were eagerly pushing upwards accompanied by unfurling ferns and sky-blue Pulmonarias. How wonderful it must be to sit on the little wooden bench this time of the year and see the garden come alive under the canopy of soft pink Magnolia flowers. The present owners surely send some deeply thankful thoughts to the gardener who planted it what must have been over a century ago... 

2 comments:

danger garden said...

I would have peeked too!

Henrietta Hassinen said...

LOL mutta kyllä minäkin kurkistelisin ja roikkuisin aidan vieressä ihastelemassa. Sie oot tosissaan intercontinental kun Singaporeen, sinun töiden vai miehen töiden perässä?