Monday, July 5, 2010

Colorful & Whimsical on Fire Island

The minute you step off the ferry boat onto Fire Island you truly feel like you are in a different world. The sidewalks are filled with people walking in flip flops, kids riding in wagons or couples riding bikes with baskets full of groceries.

On a recent weekend in Ocean Beach, I came across these two beauties:

I love how the owner nestled the fish among varying shades of blue stones to make it look like the little fishing statue-boy is really sitting along a shimmering pond.  The larger stones intermixed with the contrasting green foliage is really beautiful.

These mushrooms are actually solar lights but look so pretty settled among the yellow and pink Snapdragons in this front garden. The "Imagine" stone in the back adds to the personality of the garden. 

Deer walk the paths on Fire Island as frequently as the people do, so it is not uncommon to see some beautiful gardens kept safe behind tall fences to keep the nibbling creatures out. To have a garden outside a fence, you certainly have to use deer resistant plants or just be really creative with something unique!

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