Happy Monday, all. Have you seen any goblins or ghosts in your neighborhood yet this Halloween week? After days of steady rain and wind, I'm afraid that we will soon be haunted by the ghosts of late summer and early fall blooms - our dahlias, roses and hydrangeas seem to be on their last legs, leaving only a fragrant memory in their wake.
I think their spirits very well may go to rest at Inverlochy Castle in the Scottish Highlands, where a walled garden built in 1604 lies hidden on the hotel grounds. Although today it's a working operation, serving up herbs and vegetables to the restaurant's Michelin starred table, there is something of the old, hidden haunt to it's allées and rows... it's easy to believe that the ghosts of summers past still wander there...
As early fall winds down and we prepare for the colder months ahead, it's nice to know that at least in our memories, there are hydrangeas and dahlias that will continue to bloom and color our imaginations!
Have fun this last week of October, everyone! Here's hoping that beauty haunts you in the best possible way! XOXO