How do you tend your garden? Do you throw on old clothes and make a day of it
or do you get out there, every now and again, tending to this and that, not paying
much attention to what you are wearing? I tend to do the latter. I have a feeling that
the two women below might have had the same idea.
Lady Birley looks like she used to make a day of it although her shoes
tell a different story. I love this photo...from her hat to her shoes.
Cecily 'Parsley' Mure didn't seem to mind that she was
wearing silk whilst watering her alpine trough. Admittedly, it is a small
alpine trough, but still...I like her gardening style. She looks mindful.
These images above are from the book, 'Garden People' Valerie Finnnis and the Golden Age of Gardening by Ursula Buchan. Valerie Finnis was a keen gardener and well known photographer within the gardening world. She loved gardening and her eclectic circle of contemporaries and friends that lived within that world. She left some 50,000 transparencies, taken between 1950-1990.
Valerie Finnis appearing in World of Interiors magazine.
If ever there were a hat to love, this has to be it!
Photo beautifully taken by Jan Baldwin.