you begin to learn who lives where, some are local and some are not. Tomorrow Joy
Waltmire will be here for lunch. Joy and I met through her blog site called Savvy City Farmer. I attended her Shop the Shed event with Brooke Giannetti when she was in town.
Joy's blog site can be found if you go to: http://savvycityfarmer.blogspot.com/ You will love it. Always full of inspiration to be sure and she is so much fun!
I want so much to be outside among the flowers as we dine, but the morning temperatures will make that decision for me, so I must wait. Also joining us will be Steve from Princeton, Illinois. He and Joy have a lot in common so I felt as long as Steve was making a furniture delivery in Clarendon Hills, he should join us. He invented re purposing, I swear. Steve used to work with me at my shop. . . . . a very talented man. They will have a lot to share. Joy is even bringing one of her latest. . . . a painted piece she just finished. Wanted an opinion. . . Now she will have two of us critiquing her talents!
The cool path that leads one into the secret garden. . .
The grand daddy hosta of them all. . . birdbaths and more hosta.
Hostas are still growing. . . bigger and bigger. . .
Birds are still bathing. . . .
In spite of all of the heat, everything is still lush, so it will still
be a nice place to have lunch.
Left to right, Brooke Giannetti of Velvet and Linen, myself, and
Joy Wiltmire of Savvy City Farmer