I love the Star Magnolia Tree post so much that I almost resisted posting today. But onward we must go!
These images were taken up by the main house: the largest structure still standing on the farm, and home to our landlords. Around the main house are numerous beautiful trees and plenty of diverse shrubbery sprouting beneath them.
The tree and hedge in the first image stand facing what I have learned was our landlady’s father’s playhouse – complete with fireplace and chimney! You can see the playhouse in one of my first images showing the early-blooming winter aconite. The playhouse's door and much of the surrounding area looks like a page out of Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden (incidentally one of my all-time favorite books).
Currently this former playhouse is used for storage, but it has so much potential! Like everything else around here, the playhouse and the main house each have their own mystery, their own history, and their own abundance of trees and plants for us to explore.
By the by, recognize the cone of the Norway Spruce?