Monday Escape: Quick! To the garden!

Jefferson's Vegetable Garden. Photo copyright Jen Baker/Liberty Images; all rights reserved. Pinning to this page is okay.

Today I’m (finally) getting my seeds started, which understandably puts me in mind of gardens and their bounty; thus I’ve some garden photos for you to enjoy. Above is, of course, the garden of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello. Now that I’ve a nice wide-angle lens, it seems to me I must get back to photograph Jefferson’s home and gardens again. Darn!

"White on Blue" garden photo copyright Jen Baker/Liberty Images; all rights reserved. Pinning to this page is okay.

"Nestled" peace rose photo copyright Jen Baker/Liberty Images; all rights reserved. Pinning to this page is okay.

My much-missed “Peace” rose at our former home. None of the nurseries here carry nice-enough-to-buy specimens. Alas!

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Monday Escape

Let’s just say that craziness around here this morning—it’s only just after 9AM—is topping off the previous five days of incredible busy-ness. On this Monday I can already use an escape! 😉 Anyone want to join me on the open road?

“Dancer”
Tree alongside Route 66 in western Oklahoma.

Though the skies were still stormy at this point in my Route 66 trip, one marked benefit of the otherwise disappointing weather was the stiff breeze tossing the branches of this tree about. No doubt when Route 66 was young, this tree sprang up alongside, just a sapling—but now it is a graceful specimen. The cars and people may be fewer in number, but even when those few are long gone, I imagine this beauty will remain.

Have a great Monday, dear reader.