Monday, October 14, 2013

~TASHA TUDOR, PART 2~

Rounding the corner...as woods give way to a clearing, Corgi Cottage comes into sight...it is a weathered cape nestled between outer buildings...Truly, you feel as though you have stepped back in time...
Our tour began with Marjorie Tudor, Seth's wife and Tasha's daughter in-law, leading us through Tasha's gardens...  Marjorie freely offered wonderful stories about Tasha's love of gardening...case in point...when Tasha sold her rambling seventeen room farmhouse house in Webster, New Hampshire ... not only did Tasha move her "things" but beloved plants and trees too...At the time of the move Tasha drove an old Range Rover... On this particular day Marjorie drove the  Range Rover with Tasha barely visible  sitting in the passenger seat completely taken over by plants, while holding a Buckeye tree in her lap...I brought home a buck eye from Tasha's tree...and a sprig of rosemary...rosemary being for remembrance...The gardens, now quiet...but if you conjured up your imagination...the gardens were in full bloom...their fragrant scent heavy in the summer's air... Tasha bare footed...digging in the warm soil...and her beloved corgi's by her side...

15 comments:

Primitive Stars said...

Oh Julie, so so amazing to have been there, you are very lucky to go.......Thank you for giving me a little glimps into Tasha's wonderful life, Blessings Francine.

Rowan said...

Sounds idyllic and having the book about Tasha's garden I can imagine it too. Is Corgi Cottage lived in by any of the family now or is it empty?

Jacque. said...

You paint beautiful pictures with your words, Julie. Thank you for sharing. xo

jaz@octoberfarm said...

this is such a wonderful story!

Julia said...

I love that picturesque country scene. Beautiful...
I love Rosemary but the Buckeye tree has poisonous nuts and leaves I read.
It sounds like a wonderful tour.
HUgs,
JB

annie said...

I am loving this! Thank you for taking me along!

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

A dream come true! I really wish I could have met her in person. She made a big impression on a lot of people in her life time.

Farm Girl said...

I love reading about your trip. I can only imagine. How wonderful for you to get to spend time doing this. I love seeing how the trees are changing color in the back ground and the road going off into the distance.
It really speaks to me. I love it so much Julie when you post. I also love that you have been doing such wonderful things with Travis. How wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing.

acorn hollow said...

Sounds wonderful.
Cathy

jody said...

Oh how fun Julie!! I can only imagine! My emma the corgi is because of my love for Tasha and all she represents! So glad you enjoyed!

Larkrise garden girl said...

Oh how beautiful! What a wonderful experience.

Penelope's Beehive said...

Such a wonderful, meaningful adventure Julie! Thank you for sharing the delightful journey...through your words, as well as through your lovely photographs.
Sending hugs your way ...
Judy

Weekend-Windup said...

Wonderful information about the garden...

Thistle Cove Farm said...

oh my gosh...how wonderful you were able to visit, thanks for the post.

Terry and Linda said...

I love all of your accounts to Corgi Cottage. I got to go 'with you' on both tours now. You are so very lucky and so are we to get to go and see!

Linda
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