I’m still plugging away at my projects but everything is in the “in between” stage - lots of applique completed and prepping for the embroidery.
In the interim, I thought I’d share some photos from my “happy place” yesterday. Tollgate Farm, in Novi, is a 160-acre farmstead, currently owned by Michigan State University, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Americana Foundation.
I was introduced to it by my friend Lauri – we would grab our lunches and visit its beautiful pond while we ate. So many birds & butterflies, plus several retired horses (from Greenfield Village). Besides the stunning paths weaving through some beautiful flora, there is a children’s garden, a rose garden, a greenhouse, a sugar shack and nature trails (yes, plus two geocaches!). There’s no cost or donation obligation.
Yesterday, while waiting for a friend, I snapped a few pictures with the Hipstamatic app on my phone.
Here is a picture of the pond from an earlier blog post: