Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Myrtles

Go over at Susan's blog, http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/ to see who else is participating for Outdoor Wednesday. It's always fun to see plants and flowers and other outdoor pictures and today is our chance to see them.
Last Saturday, I wanted to show John a gazebo that I saw and liked so I dragged him to St. Francisville, LA. The garden shop was close to the Myrtles so we decided to eat lunch there. Oh, by the way, we bought the gazebo, an iron swing and 2 concrete carved pedestals. I'll show them to you after they are delivered and in place.
If you watch the TV show, A Haunting, you probably have seen this antebellum house featured to be one of the most haunted houses in Louisiana. We took AJ and her mom here to tour the house 2 years ago when they came for a visit. AJ was so attentive to the tour guide and she remembered everything he said, so this place always puts a smile on our faces because it always makes us remember AJ's comments after the tour. Haunted or not, you can enjoy the outdoor garden. Just look at those crape myrtles! wish mine would bloom like them.
Here, you will see the back side of the house.

Side of the house.

The restaurant is the building on the left.
I think the oak trees look kinda creepy with lots of Spanish moss hanging on them.
This is the front of the house.
Thank you, Susan, for sponsoring another Outdoor Wed. and thank you all for coming!


Mary said...

I love your photographs. It's funny how different folks react to things. I think the moss hanging from the trees is romantic, rather than spooky. At any rate, your photos are beautiful. Thank you for sharing them with us. Have a wonderful day.

Allidink said...

I have seen it on tv! What a neat place I really want to visit. I love antebellum plantations and mansions!

All the best,

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Christine! I really like the gardens.... the crape myrtles are beautiful!
Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Sares said...

I've seen this beautiful old home on TV too and think it's an amazing place. Did you get to go inside? I would have loved to do that!

Really Rainey said...

Cool photos... I dont think I have ever seen Crepe Myrtles that big and beautiful before! Lovely!

~Really Rainey~

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

I love the old houses and plantations in Louisiana. My hope is to drive one car down on our next trip and leave it in New Orleans so we can get around more freely there. This home is definitely on my list now. Lovely, thanks for sharing.

mbkatc230 said...

What a gorgeous place to have lunch. The gardens are beautiful, and those are the prettiest crepe myrtles I've ever seen. What a fun trip, can't wait to see what you brought back. Hugs, Kathy

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I remember seeing a how about The Myrtles! Neat looking place!

Can't wait to see your new garden things!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

prof en retraite said...

Hi Christine! Yes, I have seen that house on TV! So nice to get another look at it when they aren't trying to play it up as scary, because it really is beautiuful! The gardens are just gorgeous! Was the food good? One of these days, I'm just going to pack up my car and head for a tour of Cajun country! Enjoy your week!...hugs...Debbie

Keetha Broyles said...

Such a gorgeous house in a lovely setting. It certainly does not LOOK haunted.

I know the show of which you speak, but never watch it.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Christine, what a beautiful setting. Gorgeous!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday.


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Haunted or not, it is a very pretty place. Thanks for sharing.

Lee Laurie said...

I just found your blog through Sares. I also live in the South. (Mississippi) I have always wanted to go and visit "The Myrtles" but haven't been able to yet. It looks so beautiful and peaceful to me.

Janie's World said...

What a beautiful place! Too bad it is haunted! Yikes! I can't wait to see all your new fun things. Maybe a tablescape in the gazebo!

Lynn said...

Love the crepe myrtles!
I once saved one from the K-Mart throwaway pile!
I brought it home, planted it and it grew taller than my 2 story house and bloomed beautifully!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

This is beautiful Christine! I love your tours! I wish I could grow a crepe myrtles - I managed to kill one & haven't tried again...

I can't wait to see all your new treasures - bet they're awesome!

☺♥☺ Diane

Marina Capano said...

Hi! Just beautiful post! what a wonderful house!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I can see why the ghosts won't leave- I would want to leave such a lovely home either!!

stefanie said...

just beautiful!!!

Picket said...

CHRISTINE!!!!!! I just got my giveaway treasures from you!!!!! Ohhhh girl...the pics did not do them justice...that blue box is glorious...makes me want to decorate something in blue! Oh girl I can't believe what a treasure trove you sent me..I love it...I love it..and the card...with my name printed on it....ohhhhhh glory!!! You little sweet Toot....It feels like Christmas around here..oh sorry...where are my manners....loved those crepe myrtles...I could only dream that mine would bloom like that and that house is beautiful but I don't think I could set foot in it...'hantie' and all like it is! lol Christine thank you again from the bottom of my heart for such an amazing and beautiful gift...love ya girl ~♥~

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Christine, thank you for your lovely comments at Bella Vista today and also for following. It is so nice to meet you.

Come back soon....you are always welcome!!


Claudia@DipityRoad said...

When i was in flordia some time ago i LOVED the moss hanging from the trees. Seems very mesmerizing.


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Hi Christine.. what a great place to visit.. love the garden.. so prety.. thanks for sharing these great photos and happy OW. Have a great day too

sunnymama said...

What a delightful setting! How fun to visit :)

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