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A Mid-Summer's Dream by Pat Yager

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We added this English style conservatory to our home here in the U.S.A. seven years ago and what a gift it has been! Rain or shine, we can so fully appreciate the beauty God has given us in the surrounding cathedral of towering fir trees, and, in the warmer months, the radiant colors of the garden flowers.

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Besides photographing things I find beautiful, I love to paint in watercolor! It can be loads of fun, creating its own beautiful color combinations as they run together on the paper, or it can be surprisingly independent, doing “its own thing” where you pretty much have to give up control – one never knows! That’s all just part of the fun!

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  • wendywoo1972
    wendywoo1972over 6 years ago

    Beautiful. It looks like a very peaceful garden

  • It IS peaceful, Wendy! Thank you.

    – Pat Yager

  • pat oubridge
    pat oubridgeover 6 years ago

    This is absolutely exquisite, so calming

  • Thank you for your kind comment, Pat!

    – Pat Yager

  • ekolina
    ekolinaover 6 years ago

    How lovely! A paradies! When I look out my window now there is snow! Nice shot!

  • Snow already! But it must be beautiful there! My grandfather was from Malmo. Are you anywhere near there?

    – Pat Yager

  • hirst
    hirstover 6 years ago

    With sleet, hail or something coming down here, pictures like this really add sunshine to ones’s day, delighteful image!!

  • Thank you so much, Shirley! Yes, I guess our cool weather is about to set in all over the northern hemisphere. We’ll have to “Think Australia” to keep our heads above the clouds!

    – Pat Yager

  • monaiman
    monaimanover 6 years ago

    I like the title. I always wanted a place like that but there will be one day ;)
    Lovely shot !!

  • Yes, Mona! Think positive! One day you can have a place like this, too! And thank you for your kind comment!

    – Pat Yager

  • Cheryl  Lunde
    Cheryl Lundeover 6 years ago

    What a beautiful and peaceful place. Is this where you live?

  • Cheryl, I just replied to you, but wrote in the wrong box, so it probably didn’t trigger RB to tell you I’d written. Hopefully you can find it close by! I must tell you, also, that we feel very privileged to be able to live here, it’s not something we ever take for granted. We feel it truly is a gift from above.

    – Pat Yager

  • It is indeed peaceful here, Cheryl. We are surrounded by very tall fir trees, so it’s like living in the middle of a forest. But, as each year the trees grow taller, less and less light comes into our home. So that fact, plus the seven to eight months a year here of gray clouds and rain, finally persuaded us to add the conservatory three years ago. And what a difference it’s made in our lives! It lets in so much more light to the rest of the house, I can overwinter many colorful plants, and it’s such a warm and fuzzy feeling being able to look straight up at the pouring down rain, and know it can’t touch me. I wish we had done this years ago.

    – Pat Yager

  • Jacky Parker
    Jacky Parkerover 6 years ago

    Pat, I cant believe that is your garden it looks like a little piece of heaven you must be so proud! thank you for sharing it! :)))

  • Hi, Jacky — And I’ve got you and the English Garden’s website to thank for introducing me to Redbubble — again, thank you. Yes, my husband and I DO think of it as a little piece of heaven, or at least with the tall trees all around, as sort of a cathedral. It is so worshipful to be able to be quiet and simply enjoy the beauty that is here. (If I could just get that gardener* to work a little faster!) *me :))

    – Pat Yager

  • Evita
    Evitaover 6 years ago

    Wonderful capture of a beautiful place!! :D

  • Thank you, Evita! Come visit!

    – Pat Yager

  • Angela Harburn
    Angela Harburnover 6 years ago

    What a fabulous garden – so beautiful and tranquil – you obviously put in a lot of time Pat! x

  • Hi, Angela — A happy garden does take time — It’s a lot like painting, but with a lot more variables. I’ve tried to copy the cottage garden style out in the small beds, mostly in pinks and blues, with whites to show the other colors off a bit. But up near our gray house, I usually have lots of red geraniums to brighten up the scene a bit. And I’ve finally gotten smarter, and have put in more perennials to come back on their own each year. Thanks for your kind comment!

    – Pat Yager

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 6 years ago

    very lovely

  • I’m so pleased you like it, Luda! Thank you for your comment! – Pat

    – Pat Yager

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