You might remember that Reed and I visited Gloria last December. Yesterday Connie and I went back for another visit so we could enjoy her yard and flowers.
Gloria and Gaylen have 42 acres along the Cedar River east of Charles City, IA. She has 27 different garden areas with perennials, water features and yard art. They mow 12 acres and weed everything else as well as putting down mulch.
Gloria has several old outhouses displayed in her yard.
Gloria loves horses and her beloved Arabian stallion is buried here.
Both Gaylen and Gloria are Master Gardeners and it shows!
As you can see, I just loved this barbed wire tree – which Gaylen says is not done but I love it anyway!
I’d love to sit on this deck and enjoy the scenery.
And then inside we went to see her antique collections.
There are horses of every kind throughout the house. This one lives in front of this unique wall painting and is rare because it has its ears forward and its smiling. Think bout other Merry-go-round horses – their ears are back and they’re baring their teeth.
This bathroom had a canoe above the sink and all sinks had smooth stones over the drain for appearance only.
On my previous visit I didn’t show you her sewing room – here it is!
Oh, what a fun tour it was! We went to The Pub for lunch and had their specialty breaded pork loin sandwich that Connie and I shared – you can see why when you see my half!
We felt like real celebrities when a lady behind us stood up and said “hi” – she’s a vlog reader and follower. Meet Carol!
If you see us out and about, please say hi and let me take your picture for the blog.
I will post again later today regarding the rug-along. Now I’m going out to weed my own garden – I mowed when I got home yesterday because tomorrow is a Reed and Mary adventure day! I’m not even going to take the time to proofread this – it’s looking like rain – again!