This past weekend we attended the splendid Trade Secrets Rare Plant and Garden Show, held annually in Sharon, Connecticut, which I've written about here several times before. The photograph I'm showing is of yours truly carrying a marvelous tree fern up the walkway at Darlington. We bought the fern at the show from the good people of Snug Harbor Farm, of Kennebunk, Maine. The fern is destined for our screened porch, where it will take pride of place I am sure. I look forward to enjoying its company in the ensuing months.
Late spring is one of my favorite times of year, Dear Reader. It is a time of rebirth and renewal, where the world comes deliciously alive here in the Hudson River Valley. I love it for many reasons, including the prospect it heralds of growth and for beauty unfolding.
It's nice to come home.
photograph by Boy Fenwick