Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hot Time, Summer in the City ...

Oh, the cruel, cruel irony of it all ... for months now I've been excited about the prospect of escaping Houston's mid-summer heat and humidity for the cooler, drier air of Buffalo. Somehow our climates managed to reverse themselves and today the high in Houston was lower than the high in Buffalo! I did not cry, despite my previous threats to do so if this situation occurred. I whined a little, true, but I was not alone in that.

The weather may not have been what we'd wished but the company has been superb. Last year's new acquaintances are now cherished friends and it's been lovely to meet more future friends. I'm not the only Houstonian in attendance: I had some time after dinner to sit and talk with Houston Garden Girl Melissa, who lives and gardens in the Meyerland/Westbury area of Houston.

On the way to Elizabeth Licata's Allentown home for pre-dinner cocktails, we stopped by a few of the homes that will be participating in the famous Buffalo Garden Walk later this month. This tiny but fabulous back garden was my favorite. The lilies were intoxicating, both in their beauty and their fragrance.

Hey, they have stock tank planters in Buffalo, too! This picture is from Lucky's garden and I apologize for not getting a picture of the charming and energetic canine gardener, whose puppyish charm won me over in seconds!

Tomorrow we head out for a full day of touring gardens ... there will be lots more talking and visiting and enjoying to do!

4 comments:

Rose said...

Thanks for sharing these photos, Cindy! I'm looking forward to sharing the experience vicariously through your photos and notes. I hope the temperature cools down for all of you. Keep hydrated!

Rebecca said...

Stock tanks and galvanized wash tubs...ROCK!!!! I love them! What a gorgeous peek behind their garden gate. Thank you for posting them!

Rebecca

Darla said...

Fun, fun, fun!

tom sheepandgoats said...

Stumbled across this blog in connection with a Buffalo search. My wife and I attended and absolutely loved this show. (and wrote a post about it) Completely changed our image of Buffalo. Here we are in Rochester, only an hour away, and we knew nothing of Buffalo gardens.