Yesterday an hour before sunset, Lucy, Annabelle and I went for an afternoon walk. The dreamy light provided a natural picture-taking filter, like garden music I could almost hear and definitely see. The Headquarters House is only one block from our house. Filled with old-fashioned flowers and green space, we pretend it’s our own park and ignore the thick, humid air this time of year.
It’s hard to believe a place filled with such peace and beauty was the site of the Battle of Fayetteville. The Headquarters House served as base for both Union and Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. I’ve written about the Headquarters House before as it was an official stop on The Lucy and Annabelle Visit (Fill In The Blank) series of blog posts. Read more about the property and historic gardens HERE.
Pictures from yesterday…
Yay for quiet spaces and late summer afternoons.
Grace Grits and Gardening
Farm. Food. Garden. Life.
- On August 20, 2016, from 3-6 p.m., the Washington County Historical Society will host its 45th annual ice cream social at the Headquarters House. For more information, click HERE.
- For more information on Arkansas Civil War sites and trails, click HERE.
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Yo-Yo Ma, prelude from Bach´s Cello Suite No. 1