Doors Open 2012

Friday 11 May 2012

The book I loved the most in my childhood was The Secret Garden. Despite the tragedies of her life, Mistress Mary seemed like the luckiest girl in the world, with her own overgrown secret retreat. I couldn't help but think of that book, and how much I loved it, when I visited Auchmar Estate and its wild gardens as part of Doors Open Hamilton 2012. I was almost waiting for Mary's robin to perch on the ledge of the wall, leading me inside.

Another highlight of Doors Open was the Hamilton Cemetery tour with the very knowledgeable Robin McKee. I couldn't think of a better tribute to a writer than the one found on the tombstone above.

1 comment:

  1. Very beautiful. I must put this on my 2013 calendar.

    Those first pictures reminded me of my childhood and even young adult life when I could get alone in the woods, a cave or even an old mine to just sit, think or read.

    Wonderful post. Thanks.


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