Sunday, 11 June 2017

Ryder Lake Ramble

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.

              More flowers...

             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...

       ......  and new ones built to look old-fashioned. I fell in love with this one.

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!! 

                    Granny Marigold


  1. Not too long at all, and I enjoyed seeing all of the photos. It looks like a wonderful area.

  2. It was a lovely ramble around Lake Ryder and interesting photos. Not long at all...goodness, you have read my posts - I always overdo the photos I am sure. I still haven't grasped the 'less is more' concept! Have a good week. :-)

  3. It looks wonderful, I really enjoyed the tour.

  4. Great post Granny Marigold! Gorgeous flowers and beautiful homes. My kind of day, flowers, critters and lovely homes.
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Great pictures, I loved them all!! I didn't know donkey's lived that long...WoW!

  6. -happy sigh- What a lovely outing.

    Used to have split rain fences, here and at our first house. With roses growing on them. Mmmmm, so pretty. :-)

  7. Not long at all! Mine are usually much longer. Oh, I wish I had known about the Ryder Lake Ramble, I would have loved to have gone. I just googled it and found out that it is on a Sunday, darn! What lovely places they have.

    1. It's always on a Saturday, all day, and on Sunday from 1 to 5 I believe it was. I'll try to remember to remind you at the beginning of June next year.

    2. That would be great, thanks! And I'm not sure how I missed that it is on Saturday also, but I did, but when I went back and checked it was there in black and white. Saturday works for me!

  8. I love the pictures!! I like the house that you like. It is so beautiful! I could have looked at more pictures. I love the donkey and the peonies too!

  9. Looks like a fun tour.๐Ÿ˜Š Aren't peonies amazing? So beautiful and what a scent, indescribable.๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ

  10. Wonderful post, would have loved to have been a tag-along!