This is the backside of the house. It seems like it should be the front as this is what you first see when you walk up, but back when the house was built it would have been first seen from the Ohio river. If you look to the right of the house in this photo you will see some low trees then some tall ones in the back, the tall ones are the Indiana side of the river, the low ones are the Kentucky side.
Here is the front of the home. Everytime we've been here it's been in the early morning or the late evening and the house is already closed up. I'm betting the views of the river from that second story are stunning.
You can see a bit of the water from the front lawn. It looks rather small here but trust me the Ohio is a mighty one!
There are a few little spots where you can peek out and see the river. It's so peaceful in the early morning here, you really feel like you've gone back in time.
The volunteers have many of the plants marked.
What is it about the nasturtium? I think maybe those beautiful round leaves. They look like tiny lilly pads!
The summer kitchen. I can't even imagine the heat in the middle of a hot Kentucky July in this little building with the fire going. I'm sure it smelled delicious though!
Here is the vegetable side of the garden. We were there in early summer and everything was just sprouting. I wonder what it looks like now! Maybe hubs and I can go back this fall for more photos when the trees have started to turn. I also need to get inside that beautiful house! Even though I do think the garden holds so much of the the charm for me.
I'm not sure the barn swallows cared for our visit! But they are so pretty and entertaining to watch.
I wonder what type of tree this is? It looks like has stories to tell. There was also a huge mulberry tree by the garden. I had to kick myself for not bringing a basket or bag for collecting some of the berries. They were so sweet and tasty...it made for a good snack while walking through the garden. It's a shame you can't find mulberries in the stores, but they just don't keep. If you've never tasted them you must, the darker they are the sweeter. I think they are superior to all other berries in flavor, well except strawberries. ;-)
If you would like to visit Riverside or learn more here is their webpage. http://www.riverside-landing.org/
I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. The weather here is amazing! Today was the Big UK UofL game so I'm sure most of our state was watching football. We certainly were, with a warm bowl of chili and the windows open. It was another sweater day! Yay for sweater days!