Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Garden in Galveston

In Galveston, Texas, at the corner of Postoffice and 25th Streets, there is an antique shop which is closed on Tuesdays.  I know this because that's the day I showed up on their doorstep.  Lucky for me, it was not a wasted trip, just across the street from the shop there is a city garden. 

Not a city garden like Moody Gardens but a garden like you or I might have with raised beds full of all kinds of vegetables, herbs, and flowers.  It looked like half a city block had been turned into the most wonderful, and beautiful, home garden.

I had traveled to Galveston to see the beach and was
surprised to see this mostly edible landscape.

I took a picture of the front gate but it appears to have gotten lost in my camera.  The gate was locked or I would have gone into the garden for a walk.

A little covered area to get out of the sun or rain.

Looks like someone was looking for a quick bite.
No, I did not pull this up!

I like the palm trees 'scattered' here and there,
and the raised beds with their lush herbs and veg.

Surrounded by a little picket fence to keep me out.

We got home late on Wednesday.  Thursday morning, still inspired by the Galveston garden, I wanted to get out and work in my own garden. 

Thanks to TAFB for the picture. 
Yes, this is me, the woman with the Heinz 57 hair color. 

But the best use of my time on Thursday, the second Thursday of the month, was to go and paint with my friends. The Tarrant Area Food Bank's Empty Bowls Event is this Friday, February 17th. Join us if you can on Friday or if you'd like to paint bowls  join us on March 8th at Hart Street Pottery.

Happy Valentine's Day to you all.



talesfromagarden said...

Just learned a new word for my particular shade of hair!!
Have a good week and Happy Valentines Day to you too!

HolleyGarden said...

Interesting. I wonder if this is a personal garden, or a community one. Either way, how nice that an empty city lot has been transformed to a vegetable garden. Wouldn't it be nice if all empty city lots were transformed in this way?!

Ruth...Time Was Antiques said...

A great garden...a new canvas to work on! I love your plate. That must be so fun. You are one talented lady!

Southern Lady said...

What a neat garden! I love your painting. You should do a how to on painting bowls. What kind of bowls and paint to use and such. I have just started painting some, but I am only familiar with watercolor. Carla

Mary said...

I'm just bowled over!!!!!

Hope today was a LOVEly one for you dear.
Rushing to finish packing.

Hugs - Mary

Denise :) said...

What a fun trip you had to Galveston! Looks like you had fun painting your bowl, too! Wish I could join you on the 17th!! Happy Valentine's Day to you, friend! :)

TexWisGirl said...

what a cute garden spot. :)