I took a tour of Charleston, South Carolina, gardens several years ago, and amidst all the gorgeous, timeless gardens I saw, this scene may have captivated me most. It brings to mind warm, gentle breezes blowing through the curtains and lazy, sunny mornings. I also love the mix of this stately old home and the rustic arbor over the second-floor doorways.
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Love the idea of an second story balcony with an arbor plus a wall trellis. The double French doors onto the balcony must mean that this is a cherished outdoor space for the household. The balcony garden provides beauty and interest. The balcony railing is a protection for small children when those doors are open to breezes. Your title 'A garden in the treetops' is perfect. :-)
This photo brings memories of the charming balconys in the French Quarter in New Orleans... all you need is a cafe au lait and a warm beignet and life is just about perfect.
Yes, except apparently no one uses it -- there are no chairs!
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