May 12, 2010

Down The Garden Path...

How in the world did "led down the garden path" ever come to
mean something negative????



Let alone, "to deceive or hoodwink"! {even though "hoodwink" sounds
like it would be something fun, doesn't it? ;}




Just what could possibly be bad about being lead down this path?




Or this one? Come on...you know there's something magical at
the end...you just know it!




If not actual faeries....




then Mr. Knightly or Mr. Darcy or Captain Wentworth or...
oh, sorry, I'm back!




At the very least, there is pollen dust dancing on shafts of sunlight...





the perfume of a multitude of blooms...




the peace and solitude that breeds daydreams...




or the amazing sight of God's creations that makes the
"wonder" real again.

So come on! Let's go! There IS something down there!


28 comments:

  1. I am right behind you..whenever we see a path leading into the garden while we are on vacation we take a photo..we love them and would love to follow the path and see what is ahead! Enjoy the path you are following..

    Wanda

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  2. What a wonderful post and a marvelous question! If Mr. Darcy is down there, I think everyone would be racing you to get there, particularly if he is being played by Colin Firth!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  3. I just got lost in this amazing post.....sigh....double sigh.....

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  4. oh, I enjoyed being lead down the garden path ;)hehe
    hugs

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  5. I agree 100%! I think I would travel down these paths anytime!! I love all the stones and stonework! Beautiful!

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  6. Thank you for including Captain Wentworth in your daydreams. He doesn't get enough appreciation, but he's one of Ms. Austen's finer creations.

    And those are some lovely paths I wouldn't mind getting a little lost on. Thanks for sharing!

    ~Cate

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  7. Gorgeous photos! It's been cool & rainy here, so at least I can dream a bit about being outdoors in pretty gardens! Thanks so much for your nice comments on my shell crafts!

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  8. Thanks for a lovely trip down the garden path!!

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  9. thank you for the lovely garden paths tour...i am sad to say that my own gardens are in a sad state right now...too much rain...and not enough sun...

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  10. It made me think of the book The Secret Garden. I loved that book when I was little!

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  11. Belle ballade sur ton blog que je viens de découvrir.

    Manon

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  12. goodness, those are gorgoues paths!!

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  13. I believe there's something down there too and boy I hope it's Mr. Darcy!

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  14. that is exquisite! - are those YOUR gardens? gorgeous!

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  15. I would love to chat with you, but I have to run down this ppppaaaatttttttthhhhhh.

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  16. I love walking down this beautiful, magical garden path.

    Thanks for sharing.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  17. What an absolutely gorgeous blog you have!

    How is it that I'm only just now discovering you???

    So nice to meet you!

    All the best,
    Anne

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  18. there is something about a garden path, I just love them!!! Have a wonderful day!

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  19. Oh, beautiful. Who wouldn't swoon if Mr. Darcy were indeed at the end of one of those paths - how dreamy!!(HE has bewitched me body and soul!!! And so have these delightful paths...)
    A lovely post, thank you!
    XO
    Heidi - Heart and Home

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  20. Hi, all of those pictures of paths are so beautiful; my favorite is the second to the last. Thank you for provoking some thought about the path that I am on today.

    I'll leave you with this: “One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. Which road do I take? She asked. Where do you want to go? Was his response. I don't know, Alice answered. Then, said the cat, it doesn't matter.”
    Lewis Carroll

    Hugz,
    Kim

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  21. What lovely photos! And I know exactly where that rugged stone arch is - we celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary there!

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  22. Love those gardens!!! Thanks for sharing~ xoxox Susie

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  23. I Love walks in the gardens - what a lovely collection of photos. Thanks - a beautiful post.

    Vicki

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  24. Oh Mr. Darcy, please! What a beautiful post.

    I love the secret paths but also love a grande allee!

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  25. I love garden paths! These pictures are glorious so let's not waste another minute and follow the garden path to find what waits at the end:).

    Blessings,

    Kim

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  26. What beautiful gardens paths these are, I would happily meander my way along them. Hopefully Mr. Darcy would be around the corner! Maureen.......

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  27. I love garden paths! I wonder if I could ever talk my hubby into building a rock wall like that one. Sigh, I'm doing good just to get some weeding in!!

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  28. Ah, to be led down a garden path would be a sweet thing I think! Why it came to be an expression used for a *bad* thing is beyond me!
    Your blog is looking just so lovely it makes me smile!
    I have been a bad blogger and not leaving comments for awhile...but I am here!

    Love,
    Sue

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