Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Visit to the Fells

We're on vacation this week, near Mt. Sunapee, New Hampshire (the Live Free or Die state), and woke up to a chilly morning. Rather than wait for the weather to warm up and find ways to entertain my 4-year old that did not involve getting in a rather chilly lake, I dragged both husband and child to The Fells, a late 20th century estate, whose grounds and mansion are open to the public.

The estate has pretty much everything; a long border, rock garden, Japanese-style Lily pond, Rose Terrace, meadows, 1.5 mile nature walk with lake/mountain views, plant nursery, plus tours of the house. For the passionate gardener, it was a lovely trip, for the hubbie and kid, meh. I definitely want to return, sans child (and spouse).

View of Lake Sunapee from the Rose Terrace:

Part of the actual house and part of the long border:

The Climbing Hydrangea Vine covered wall and fountain:

Since my Internet connection is not so good from up here, I will be posting again, with more pics. And since there was just so much to see and enjoy, I can't do it justice with just one post.


P.S. Mt. Sunapee is an easy 2 hour drive from Boston!

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