Here's another reason to visit Chanticleer


You can't dress up weather like this. It's horrible. The garden's frying, despite the watering. We desperately need rain. And wait till we get our electric and water bills.

But a visit to a public garden can help. There, you're able to be outside without screaming.

This photo was taken from the terrace of the big house at Chanticleer. If you've been there, you know I'm sitting in one of those beautiful (and comfortable) wooden rocking chairs overlooking the lawn, which - maybe this thought popped into mind to trick me into thinking it was cooler - looked like a grand sledding hill!

Every time I visit this place, I think how nice it would be to come with a friend and a book and just sit in the shade and read. Rock on.