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A Little Bit of Heaven

A marvelous garden is tucked into a lush hillside near Birmingham.It is filled with hundreds of hydrangeas and azaleas and myriads of other woodland plants. Winding paths take you into primeval settings of moss and ferns beneath towering trees. A charming garden house, a true retreat for the gardener, nestles in the middle of the garden.Scriptures are etched onto stone plaques, and you can't help but be affected by the peaceful atmosphere.

A friend and I recently spent a morning exploring, storing up memories of this remarkable space. The owner pointed the way and left us to wander, but we were not alone. Two identical gray cats vied for our attention.One kitty went to the extent of wrapping his legs around my own and holding on for the ride. All in fun, of course, but now I know why the owner warned me to wear long pants!

Here are some photos of this little bit of heaven:


Though our world is in turmoil tonight, my hope is for you to have a refuge, and peace and light in the darkest places.   Deb


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Reader Comments (14)

It's always helpful to remember that there is peace and beauty in the world even when it seems that we're surrounded by ugliness, Deb. Thanks for sharing your visit to this lovely garden.

June 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKris P

Beautiful! And you can feel the serenity through the photos!

June 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMark and Gaz

Thank you, Deb, for another wonderful garden. I especially liked all of the scriptures placed around the garden although I have not done the same. I have no concrete statuary, either. All of that stuff is expensive. I noted your photo of the moss. We might have to start calling you Our Lady of the Moss.

June 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

That gardener's retreat looks like my idea of paradise.
Especially the turret for light!

June 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDiana Studer

I love seeing all those beautiful hydrangeas; I'm particularly partial to the lace-cap varieties.

June 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJean

What a beautiful garden with gorgeous plant combinations. The serenity of the garden really shines through in your photos.

June 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Shoesmith

It looks so peaceful and you describe it so beautifully.

June 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

So green and serene. Except for the cat clinging to your pants leg.

June 14, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterjason

The hydrangea are spectacular, love the colors. I really like the garden house too, it really suits the garden. The use of containers is very nice as is the art placement. Lovely.

June 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Now that was a lovely tour. The stairway ( I guess that's what you call it) is very inviting and the ornamental grass in pots is something I'm doing this year (I talking about one plant that really expanded).

June 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPatsi

What a garden! It is so enchanting! ANd the cats would make me never want to leave!

June 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJayne

What a lovely post Deb. I certainly have enjoyed being out in my own garden after the events of this tragic week and it was lovely to take this tour with you of this very beautiful and peaceful garden. The owner is obviously a wonderful gardener and has created a serene and enchanting haven. I loved the cats and the charming garden house. So beautiful!

June 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKate R

This garden has so many pretty features. I love the shot of the angel praying amongst the hydrangeas. Simply beautiful!

June 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Very beautiful. I would just love to have a garden full of flowers to look at. I would be on my porch in a rocking chair all day.

September 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJames

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