i met Jack ten days ago but he feels like an old, comfortable friend.
our common interest is gardening...
his is rhododendron and azalea - mine is perennials.
in 1958, Jack bought four acres of bare ground for four thousand dollars...
his plot is on the north side of the Gap Hill
and he has a glorious view for miles
of the countryside.
he and his wife built a house
and Jack either bought or planted starts of azalea and rhodies,
and he's got the cutest raised bed garden.
- join me on our tour of Jack's place -
the back of the house
this freshly-fallen dogwood was eye-catching...
- his son's beehives -
walking down from the back of the house is this lovely view...
these are four azalea planted together and is simply gorgeous!
by the way...Jack is eighty-five -