|MARTHA'S FANTASTIC GARDEN....|
|...AN 18TH CENTURY COMBINATION OF FRENCH...|
|...AND CHINESE ELEMENTS...|
|...CALLED A CHINOISERIE|
Saturday, 9:00 AM. 23 degrees F at the ferry dock, 21 on the back porch. Wind variable and calm, skies partly cloudy, humidity still relatively low at 69%. Barometric pressure is falling slowly, currently at 30.51". The forecast calls for temperatures to rise into the 40's and higher today and tomorrow, with a thunderstorm on Monday, then cooling off into the twenties again with a wintry mix of skies and weather.
I have written about Martha's fantastic garden before (use the search engine at the top of the page to see Martha's Fantastic Garden I and II, September 28 and 29, 2013). Located on several city lots on the corner of 9th St. and Washington Ave., it is a wonderful garden of combined French and Chinese elements, what the French called a Chinoiserie, and is the work of one lone and very determined woman gardener. It is interesting to see it in stark design detail in late winter. Of course most of the garden ornaments have been taken in, and the snow is still with us in Bayfield.
But the bones are there, like a fossil in a museum.
Almost time to come home, Martha.