Weekend Living

Before heading outdoors this morning I perused through a few photos for inspiration from gardens visited in the past. My eye stopped in Marrakech to view the landscaped areas of Jardin Majorelle the estate of Yves Saint Laurent.  I am always intrigued by native varieties of plants within a region. The blue and green tiled patio in this photo had a pink trumpet vine {Podranea riscasdiana} cascading down into the square to create a refreshing contrast with the hot arid climate. There were also an abundance of Barbary figs and prickly pears {Oputiaspp} planted towards the exit of the museum, which are native to Mexico but commonly found in Morocco.

Nothing gives me more pleasure than rising early on a beautiful weekend morning to walk around the garden, armed with a cup of strong coffee and my camera. Photographing the day to day changes is an exciting way of recording a season, which is also a useful tool in planning for the next year. I can also never resist cutting a few colorful blossoms to place in vases or picking fresh herbs to enhance the flavors of lunch or dinner.

After a busy day of trimming trees, planting peonies, clearing debris from the yard, there is nothing like ending a busy Saturday with an old fashioned barbecue of hamburgers and hot dogs. As, I am not a beer drinker, there is nothing like a Cabernet sauvignon to sip as the sun goes down.

Enjoy your weekend and stay safe,

7 Replies to “Weekend Living”

  1. The peonies you have are absolutely beautiful. Double flowering too, huh? Mmmmmmmm burgers on the grill is just about my all time favorite food. Very nice post, K.

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