Today we're going for a walk, a long walk, so I hope you're wearing sensible shoes or boots. Mine are both sensible and fashionable of course. ;-) Walking is all the rage now in garden bloggers world or so it seems. Chuck B. has been at it, and Kim, and Pam too. But we're not going to walk in my neighbourhood though, nope, we're going for a walk in beautiful Denmark. Denmark is a great country for walking; with its gentle rolling hills and wonderful countryside.
You can walk for miles and miles and not meet a soul. But there's more to enjoy in Denmark than just its countryside, let me show you. Are you ready? Come take my hand and let's go! Bamba (left) and Pluto are rearing to go, so don't keep them waiting too long, will you? OK, best foot forwards and off we go!
The countryside is lovely isn't it? The farmers have recently harvested the grain here and soon they will harvest the straw as well. Take good deep breaths of that wonderful country air, delicious isn't it?
But, as I said before, there's more to Denmark than just the countryside. There are so many beautiful houses there too, set in very picturesque villages. See what I mean?
Just love those pink roses peeking over the white picket fence!
This house looks very nice as well and I think a gardener lives in that house; see that tub of flowers next to the garden gate? Pretty, isn't it? Let's have a closer look, shall we?
Not the biggest garden in the world, but still a very beautiful little slice of paradise on earth.
What a lovely house, a pity that it's hidden away behind all the shrubbery. Nice blue Hibiscus though!
And what have we here? Another pretty cottage, note the beautiful ferns on the side. What a good use of space.
This is fun too, what a cute little summer house. I see that the owners are into colour coordination.
Moving on! Hmmm, this looks rather intriguing. Beautiful window! I wonder what's there behind all those bushes. Shall we have a look? Go on, don't be shy.
Ohhhhh, a real Hansel and Gretel house, don't you think? So pretty! And there's more, see? What a lovely apple tree and laden with fruit.
And that's not all, just look at that nifty greenhouse. Isn't it fun? I like this combination of the very old with the very modern.
But not everyone lives in beautiful old thatched cottages in Denmark, some people live in apartments. But that doesn't mean that you can't be a gardener. It's obvious that Lizzy has been very busy. Isn't it just wonderful?
In Denmark they do elegant too, of the understated kind. Lookie here, how's that for an entrance? Simple and nice clean lines, just what the doctor ordered.
We've come to the end of our walk and I leave you with this chocolate box cottage. Isn't it just to die for, and so beautifully situated too? Smack in the middle of a beautiful park at the edge of a pond. It doesn't come much better than that!
My summers' garden has lost its glow,
But there's one thing we should all know
Life is like a rose: someday it will fade away.
Margie Driver, 'Life and Roses', 1997