Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mosaic Monday - Rural Rootz Nature Reserve

After a busy wedding weekend, hubby and I visited a garden just north of Wiarton, Ontario called Rural Rootz.
To quote their brochure "Rural Rootz is zoned Industrial Extractive, so we put a conservation easement on the property to protect it for future generations. Known as, The Adventure Garden of the Bruce, we offer diverse activities catering to body, mind and spirit. The perennial gardens, Rural Rocks Side Trail, an official Bruce Trial loop and shorter, self guided nature trails are all open to the public. Come play  in our hundred acre back yard, for an hour, day or more! Wander our gardens and our trails. Walk our labyrinths or experience the Spirit Walk." We had a marvellous time recharging our batteries.


We wondered around the gardens for awhile and then went for a walk through the wood
to the Church in the Valley.

Linking to the party at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday.

I hope you enjoyed your visit and have a fantastic week!!!








45 comments:

Crafty Gardener said...

What a wonderful wedding. I'm so glad you got to relax after all the preparations and excitement.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This looks like a wonderful place to be recharged.

schöngeist for two said...

wundervoll deine Fotos
da geht mir mein Herz auf
ich wünsche dir ein gute neue Woche!
Liebe Grüsse Elke

Snap said...

This looks like a beautiful place to recharge the batteries! Love Merlin, the owl and gazing ball! :D :D

Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) said...

What a lovely spot - and wonderful photos! Thank you for taking us along.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Looks like a great place to get back to nature. Very quiet and serene. V

Pondside said...

No matter how lovely one's own garden, it's nice to have a destination like this garden - to refresh and restore.

GrandmaK said...

Cute little dwarf!!! Beautiful garden! Have a grand week! Cathy

Lavender Cottage said...

Wonderful place to unwind after the wedding Jen. Hope to see some photos on Thursday at Val's?
Judith

Vee said...

This place, love the name, looks like a great spot to refocus and come down from that wedding high. Hope that you've heard from the newlyweds and that they're doing well!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Great photos...wish I was there!!!
Have a beautiful week!!! . . . and the name of that garden is sooo cool!!!

Carol said...

What a wonderful way to recharge, it's beautiful!

One said...

Lovely nature collage!

Bernie said...

A gorgeous spot for a break. Brilliant scenes.

Teagarden said...

It must be a Zauverwald...
Thanks for sharing this great mosaic!
Have a nice week,
Markus

camp and cottage living said...

Beautiful photos. It's a very serene looking garden. I love the little gnome.
Have a great Monday!

Genie said...

What a beautiful spot to go to get recharged after so much excitement. Know you all were worn out. Your mosaic is lovely with so many interesting and pretty shots in it. Nice captures. Genie

Riet said...

What a wonderful way to spend the day. I love your mosaics.
Have a nice day
Riet

eileeninmd said...

What a gret place to visit. I love the garden and statues. Just lovely. Thanks for sharing!

Emily said...

A beautiful place to recharge, and so inspirational on many levels.........Love you mosaic
Have a grand week......

~Emily
The French Hutch

shirley said...

I would love to visit a place like that - so serene. Your captures and mosaic are beautiful!
Have a wonderful week!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Jen,
What a beautiful spot to get recharged! I love walking through a garden and taking in all the sights and scents.
The wedding was no doubt a busy time and you looked beautiful! Congrats to your son and his new wife. Have a lovely day and thank you for your visit and your kind words.

Blessings,
Sandi

Dawna said...

How pretty! I like the happy little face in the middle!! Have a great day! and thanks for stopping by my Mosaic Monday post as well. :)

black eyed susans kitchen said...

You had me with the wizard and the dwarf...what a lovely place and fun mosaic!

Maggie said...

Stunning scenery, your photographs are wonderful.
Love the gnome!
Thanks for stopping by.
Maggie

Jill Harrison said...

everyone needs a wonderful garden or bush block to walk through, and this is certainly a lovely place you have shown us.
Thankyou and have a wonderful week, and thank you for stopping by my blog and saying hi.

Shelia said...

What a beautiful place! I know I would come away feeling recharged! Beautiful mosaic.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This looks like a cool, queit and whimisical palce to stroll! Happy MM!

Sall's Country Life said...

What a beautiful garden and ideal place to relax and enjoy!

Lona said...

What a lovely place Jen. I love the stone arch. It makes me want to duck low just in case. LOL! It is wonderful though with the rock lined paths.And that is the first time I have seen a wizard in a preserve. I would love to walk there.

bj said...

Love your fun filled mosaic..:)

Shirley said...

Everyone needs a place like this to recharge. It is simply beautiful.

Come for a visit when you have a moment The Gardening Life.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Looks like a trail I would love to walk! And a couple of your photos look like mine this week! Isn't that neat? ♥

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty to take a walk - thanks for sharing it with us.

ellen b. said...

Oh what fun! I enjoyed this mosaic.
Happy August to you!

Landbohaven said...

Hvor er der smuk.
Jeg kan godt li` figurerne.
Tak for rundvisningen.

Veronica said...

What a charming stroll you must have had! It looks sooo relaxing...

Veronica
www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

Sheila said...

You went down to the woods and you took us along - thanks for the glimpse of the forest. Lovely photos!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Both mosaics are just beautiful. I could get my battery recharged there too. The photos of the wedding show some beautiful happy people. Thanks for sharing.
QMM

Mary Lou said...

What a wondderful, peaceful looking place!
did you get a new hairdo? I almost didn't recognize you..

Linda said...

This looks like a wonderful place to take a walk through! Great pictures!

Natasha in Oz said...

Your pictures are so pretty and I love the special effects you created with your photography.

Have a great week!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Lesa said...

I could spend hours in that garden reading and dreaming. Love the wizard-- looks like Gandalf!

Thanks for the visit.

Rettabug said...

This looks like the perfect spot to unwind after all the wedding stresses, Jen. Very interesting photos!

Mary said...

Oh how fabulous! I love the last pic, of the tall tree... beautiful!!! xoxo