My favorite feature of Peacefield is the 18th-century style formal garden. Thousands of plantings, colorful perennials and annuals to enjoy line the gardens. As I mentioned in the previous Peacefield blog, a rose bush planted by First Lady Abigail Adams in 1788 continues to stand guard; it leans on a large trellis to the south of the larger garden. To think that I was walking upon the same soil enriched by the hands of such historical icons was truly inspiring.
|Peacefield in Full Bloom|
Finally, I was ready for the best part, the colorful blooms. The sun illuminated the bright and vibrant petals - "oil-paint-right-out-of-the-tube" bright. I liked how the rows of flowers and hedges led into the library and residence. This is not a great photo because of the wet paint glare. I'll make some studio fixes and put on the website soon because this painting is my entry to the "Best of Quincy" Arts Fest next weekend.