Ourhouse, a cottage sur le mer
Here are a number of photos of our home and gardens in Manasquan. We have lived here for almost 20 years and as you can see the borders are in need of taming. The Rosa Rugosa beds near the road have turned into a thicket, filing in now with primrose and Montauk daisies. Occasional photos on the site as the seasons pile on.
A view of our front yard. The screened porch was added in 1990.
A view from our porch. Stockton Lake in visible in the distance. To the right and over the dunes is the Atlantic.
Our herb and salad green raised beds. The edges are 1″ slate, set in trenches.
Our rather large cat, Muriel, several years ago. She’s now gone on to her reward. Named after L. Francis Herreshoff’s special friend. The foliage to the left belongs to frost bit Hostas.
This is taken on our very own salt marsh. The wood on the bottom is a bench on which we sit and count our blessings.
Early Summer this year.
Poppies and Iris. The white flowers are Beach Roses.
Our back patio last winter. In the foreground is a Henry Lauders Walking Stick; or contourted hazlenut.
This is a view through the bow window in our library/dining room. A great place to watch snow fall.
Here are my sons, Jeffrey and David, sailing on Claire last summer.