After an intensely busy May and June, then a nasty stomach bug last Saturday and Sunday, John and I enjoyed a laid back, mid-week 4th of July.
Early breakfast on the patio before the high 90's temp with matching humidity, included Cream Biscuits with jam and strawberries from a recipe shared by Kitty @Kitty's Kozy Kitchen.
We made plans to head to my favorite nursery for a break from chores and responsibilities and maybe pick up a few new plants to fill empty spots in the gardens.
After the thirty minute drive my head was beginning to clear and I got excited to see all of the selections offered at this beautiful nursery.
Owners James & Joan Pope are very friendly and helpful.
Rosie, the goat was at her usual place, perched on a bench shaded by a trumpet vine.
Rosie seems to be keeping an eye on the bunnies in the cages nearby.
She was cool and comfortable and looking dapper in her purple bandana.
There are a lot of animals to see here but it was just so hot we visited only a few located up front.
This young emu hatched in February and a couple of cute ducks quacked for our attention.
I came home with more than I wanted but who can resist... I wanted one of everything!
Bees, butterflies and moths were as happy as us with so many beautiful blossoms.
A peek out the back door of the shop revealed a most beautiful space!
Since it is the Popes' private backyard, I asked Joan if we could look around and take some photos and she graciously gave us permission.
What an oasis of well designed and abundantly blooming plants
I love walking the path with the various ground cover growing among the stepping stones.
Looking toward the back door of the shop.
Keep cool, Rosie...
See you next visit!
James & Joan Pope
1146 Old White Horse Pike
Waterford, New Jersey 08089