Every year around this time the rural community of Ryder Lake has a garden tour. These places are all acreages. You get a map and off you go trying to find the various places on narrow twisty roads
( did I mention that it's almost all on hillsides?) It's definitely not for anyone prone to motion sickness.
We saw a lot of split rail fences which I find appealing. This place had a field of Irises.
This Clematis- covered opening led to a very large vegetable garden.
This place had goats. The one DH is petting was very pregnant.
They also had a brown turkey gobbler. We had not seen a brown one before!.
Another place had miniature donkeys that the man told us live up to 80 years! He said he had made provisions in his will for his donkeys since they would most probably outlive him. There were also llamas but they were too far away for a good photo, Oh! I just spied one in the far right corner.
Everywhere the Peonies were blooming!! I have a red one and a white but not this shade of pink!!
Just past this flower bed the ground fell off sharply. It was a long way down.
We saw old houses...
This house blended into its surroundings very well. Just look at that rock fence/wall that went up the drive and circled around in front of the house!
I hope you enjoyed seeing these places. Sorry it was such a long post. Actually I took 48 pictures. Mercifully I chose only 13 for this post.
Happy beginning of another week!!