- The 5th Annual Garden and Yard/Tour and Tea was held on July 29.
- Seven residents opened their back and front yards for the public to view.
- Bless the flowers and the weeds, the birds, the butterflies and the bees.
- Ken and Donna Rector's backyard.
- Don't let the tall weeds cast a shadow on the beautiful flowers in your garden.- Steve Maraboli
- Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.- Gerard de Nerval
- Donna and Ken Rector
- Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity. - Lindley Karstens
- May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun, and find your shoulder to light on, to bring you luck, happiness and riches, today, tomorrow and beyond.
- Irish Blessing
Photo by Brandi Bedson
- One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. -W.E. Johns
- All other photos submitted by Bob Bennett.
An idea to showcase residents beautiful yards, take a sneak peek beyond the backyard fence, generate ideas, share perennials and enjoy a cup of tea and conversation, originated five years ago.
A group of community minded ladies set a date the end of July, invited the public, met at the Evangelical Free Church and walked from home to home, admiring the gardens and yards.
This year, 13 people viewed seven yards on July 29. The yard tours stops included: Donna and Ken Rector, Jim and Janice Hailes, Leslie Ann and Richard Sharkey, Doris and Leonard Pierrard, Angela and Dennis Bellwood, Victoria and Herman Schilperoort and Sherry and Denis Jr. Burkin.
“The weather cooperated and there was a little of everything; flower gardens, garden pots, etc.” said one of the organizers, Sherry Burkin.
Tea, coffee and homemade sweets were shared at the Burkin’s to complete the colorful, relaxing afternoon.
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Brandi loves meeting people and sharing their stories. A country girl at heart, she appreciates the simple things in a complex world.