Our most exciting news is the addition of a new sofa bed and love seat in the lower level TV room area.
|Razorback red new arrivals in the TV room|
We also had to bid goodbye to the fountain next to the pavilion. Scott worked valiantly over the last two years to try to save it, but it just never worked quite right. Fortunately, it has now become a delightful flower bed that has expanded to cover some of the surrounding area as well.
As the flowers come in more it will be just another spot for beautiful photos!
We love having groups of families and friends pass through our doors, but one fantastic first this season was a lovely Indian wedding. The pavilion was covered with women in colorful saris, and I will forever remember the image of the delighted bride and groom exchanging their vows in front of me.
One of our big treats is finding the notes that guests leave behind in our book. A group of sisters from the weekend left us this note: "The most amazing thing we saw was a road runner. Couldn't believe how fast he was. Beep, beep, and he was gone." Yes, we have dozens of road runners, and they are enjoying the nice warm weather along with the rest of us.
|They are hard to catch (just ask Wile E. Coyote!), |
but you can see a road runner there behind our bird feeder.
Another group wrote: "Serenity and Retreat are the perfect words for your home. I needed to relax--and I succeeded mightily. Your unobtrusive yet available hospitality is extraordinary and uncommon. We all had a great time--and I trust we'll return soon. We will certainly recommend you highly!"
One group discovered the hidden fairy in Serenity House. They felt bad she was all alone in her hiding place and left her a friend. So sweet!
|Serenity, our house fairy, and her new friend|
Wonder who will find them next!
|S'mores with a view!|
|Fall view from the back deck|
Can you see the red farm house?
And just a quick note for those of you who have enjoyed Meg's books: Book 3 in the Cats in the Mirror series will be out September 12! You can find out more at her website/blog at www.megdendler.com.