12 July 2009

Tower Hill Gardens, July 2009

Images of flowers and vegetables - who knew kale (center) and lettuce (lower right) could be so beautiful?

More images, including map guide at entrance, and a statue of Pan, looking rather randy

Finally a nice, sunny day arrived here in New England, after an unusually rainy June, so off DH and I went to the Tower Hill Botanic Garden near Worcester, about a 45-minute drive from our home in suburban Boston. While this is not strictly a textile activity, viewing flowers, foliage - really anything that grows - provides inspiration for color and composition. Find more info on Tower Hill at the website, www.towerhillbg.org

On the way back, we stopped at the Tougas family farm stand. It was a bit late in the season for pick-your-own strawberries, but we bought a quart pre-picked, along with shortcake biscuits. Check out the farm activities at www.tougasfarm.com