David calls his place "paradise." It is. He is, as I told him, the most exquisite and quirky man.
|This is the pool room. Aubin uses the pool to exercise|
and treat her arthritis and the grandchildren love it to
play in. That's David in the suspenders.
|A pomegranate growing in the pool room.|
|A grapefruit growing in the pool room.|
|Every place has a name so you can find each other at|
David's. It is such a large and busy place, everything and
every micro site needs a name. This is "Belvedere" where
they like to watch the sun go down. It is on the porch of
the pool room.
|There are little places to sit and ponder everywhere.|
|There are a great many apple trees. The garden is largely|
an edible garden. As you walk the grounds, you eat.
|There are several of these wooden pots around. They fill|
up with rain water and a bag of compost with a rock in it
is added to create a rich syrup for the plants.
|These are an ancient apple. David loves to grow these|
lost and obscure vegetables and fruits.
|There are vines growing edible fruit everywhere.|
|The largest pond has a small island in it.|
|This is the large pond in full summer glory. David has bees, of course, and|
birds fill the garden. There is every edible thing you can imagine growing here.
|Every year, fruit is soaked in vodka.|
|This is the orangerie. It is three years old and|
David's favourite place to hang, I think. It is
warm all year round.
|The hearth of the orangerie is a delightful place to have|
a drink and a conversation.
|Mushrooms are part of the garden too.|
|Many of the apples get processes as apple juice. Harvesting and processing|
all the food the garden grows keeps David and Aubin and two gardeners very
busy for much of the year.