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Thursday, July 26, 2012

It’s Always Winter Somewhere

If sizzling summer temperatures have you and your garden feeling a bit tired, it may be a good time to venture off to a cooler climate. A couple of pics just sent to us from our friends living in New Zealand might give you a refreshing blast of cool air, even if getting there might be a bit of a travel stretch.

Reality check for those folks not jet-setting to another part of the world - Maine can sometimes be an option for cooler temps. Just in case anyone is heading near or to the Mount Desert Island area, here’s a quick link to a Washington Post article about the renowned landscape architect Beatrix Farrands and a peek at her gardens. If your vacation plans land you near the Arcadia National Park vicinity, you may want to take in a few of these garden treasures, all connected to Farrands. Her private garden, open to the public in the summer months is by reservation only with just a few slots left. But give it a go; you may get lucky and take advantage of a cancellation.

As the French novelist, Marcel Proust once stated, “A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.”  I’ll be looking for a quick temperature change myself soon. And if you have a favorite garden to travel to, hope you’ll post it on our Facebook page or send your comments. Have a great Thursday.

Images of Queenstown, New Zealand – Neil Waldman

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