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Les Quatre Vents - And finally, some flowers!

Les Quatre Vents - And finally, some flowers!

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Lest you think there are no flowers...  I have this bad habit, I know, of choosing a lot of very green photos for the GPOD, and looking over the last two weeks of photos from Les Quatre Vents, I...

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Les Quatre Vents - The view on the other side

Les Quatre Vents - The view on the other side

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Yesterday we promised you the view on the other side of that scary rope bridge. Here it is! (note: this is not the view from the bridge...you can see the bridge in the top of the first photo) A...

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Les Quatre Vents - Cross if you dare

Les Quatre Vents - Cross if you dare

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This long and narrow rope bridge spans a wooded ravine at Les Quatre Vents. It may look scary, but it's worth the trip to the middle, where you'll spot another whimsical frog in the foliage below...

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Les Quatre Vents - Climbing the stairs

Les Quatre Vents - Climbing the stairs

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There are stairs everywhere at Les Quatre Vents, and they range from carefully constructed stone masterpieces (some dripping with moss) to steep log stairs that wind through foliagecovered...

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Les Quatre Vents - Botanical music

Les Quatre Vents - Botanical music

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This little band of musical frogs is hidden in a series of tall arborvitae hedges. It's not easy to find, but when you do, your motion triggers a Dixieland jazz performance! **All last week...

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Les Quatre Vents - An optical illusion

Les Quatre Vents - An optical illusion

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This paved pathway looks like it goes on forever, doesn't it? Look a little closer.... **All this week and next, we're featuring photos of the gardens at Les Quatre Vents, the home of Frank and Anne...

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Les Quatre Vents - The blue moon bridge

Les Quatre Vents - The blue moon bridge

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This Chinese moon bridge and its reflection create a gorgeous blue oval on a calm day. I've always wondered if it's hard to walk on one of these steeply-arched bridges...then I found a photo that showed me what I should have guessed all along...stairs!

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Les Quatre Vents - Curved and circular steps

Les Quatre Vents - Curved and circular steps

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Today we see a couple of gorgeous curved staircases that are planted with alpine and rock garden plants. Not only are the shapes of the stairs a softened version of the norm, but the plants soften these steps even more, making this a relaxed and inviting space. The...

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Les Quatre Vents - Water and reflections

Les Quatre Vents - Water and reflections

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Continuing the series of photos from Frank and Anne Cabot's gardens at Les Quatre Vents in Quebec, here are some shots of water and reflections from other parts of the...

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The gardens of Les Quatre Vents

The gardens of Les Quatre Vents

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Many years ago, I had the great privilege of working at Stonecrop Gardens, a small and wonderful public garden in upstate New York that was started by Frank and Anne Cabot in 1992. Frank is also the...

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