Sunday, August 23, 2009

What do You do on a Rainy Day?

Build a fire in the a good book........grab the cat and an afghan and settle down on the couch for a good nap?
If you are us, and seriously you should thank goodness that you are not, you drive an hour in the pouring rain and then tromp around outside for an hour and a half.
We made plans to visit a perennial farm in Interlochen on Saturday. We checked the weather--cool, but no rain in the forecast. All right--let's go!
Five minutes into the trip it began to pour. We discussed turning back, but then decided the rain couldn't last long.
Of course, it was still raining when we pulled into the driveway to the garden! Fortunately we had umbrellas in the back seat of the car, which we pulled out, opened and held over our heads as we walked around and explored this beautiful farm.
They had water features.......They had flowering perennials.......
and so many different varieties of hostas........
The amazing thing was that although these all look like planted gardens, everything here is in pots, so you walk through and pick out what you want, put it in the pathway and they will come along and put it in your car for youI bought two different types of sedum for the front walkway and bee balm for my butterfly garden.
Afterwards, we went to the cutest coffee shop where they had the BEST cinnamon rolls with thick cream cheese icing. Which we ate while sitting in two very comfy chairs in front of the fireplace. Oh, I guess we did get our rainy day fire in the fireplace after all!


  1. Sounds like a great way to spend a rainy day. I spent my rainy day in an office, so I think you won!! But I was dreaming of being curled up on the sofa with my hooking frame on my lap.

  2. That' what my flower farm is going to look like!