The Sunday porch: the collector

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Farmhouse, Crowell’s Crossroads, Halifax County, North Carolina, between 1935 and 1938, by Frances Benjamin Johnston, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Still, as I went about my potting on a glorious afternoon, one small treasure after another, the world of nature that is so terrible and so beautiful appeared only in its sweetest aspect.

– Henry Mitchell, On Gardening

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Filed under American gardens, architecture, nature, plants, The Sunday porch, vintage landscape

4 responses to “The Sunday porch: the collector

  1. Having lived in a log house in the mountains of Western NC, I can relate to this house and porch. Lots of peas got shucked.

  2. Makes me think of all those pots outside the dentist’s office that I recently posted and Henry Mitchell always nails it!

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