While it was a hot day, we picnic'd in the gardens and Summer House at the back of the property as the Paca's possibly did when they lived there. It was certainly a wonderful experience.
I can only imagine what people saw when they walked down to the gardens, and over the gorgeous Chinese Rail style bridge. Did they feel as if they stepped back in time with us there?
Mrs. Paca (Gema Gonzalez) with Colonel Sharpe (Shane Kippenhan)
View of a part of the garden from the Summer House
This hopes to be an annual program for the group!
Poetry in the Garden with me, Mr. Bordley (Jim McGaughey), Mrs. Chase, Mrs. Worthington, and Governor Eden - wondering what I am doing! LOL
Mrs. Chase (Nicki Foronda), Mrs. Paca, and Colonel Sharpe
Mrs. Paca and I (Mrs. Bordley - her sister) with a book on tea at our tea! LOL
His Excellency Governor Eden (Harry Aycock), Mrs. Paca, and Mrs. Ogle (Kerry McClure) just on the other side of Mrs. Paca - you can see a view of the main house
through the window.
Some of us braving the heat - Mrs. Chase, me (sitting), and Governor Eden. Mr. Paca (Matthew West) walks back to the Summer House for refreshment.
The group assembled - Mrs. Worthington (Robin Marchionni), Mrs. Chase, Mrs. Ogle, Governor Eden, Mrs. Paca, Mrs. Bordley, and Mr. Paca. Not pictured as he was taking the portrait is Colonel Sharpe.
Colonel Sharpe and Mrs. Paca
The amazing banquet we had!
Me in the garden holding my Barrington Brolly 18th century reproduction
umbrella in rose silk
Mrs. Chase, Mrs. Worthington, Mr. Paca, and Colonel Sharpe
His Excellency Governor Eden
The tea area - the tea table has the tea bowls and their saucers, spoons, mote spoon, tea pot, tea caddy, creamer, sugar, and slop bowl. The side table has the water or spirit kettle. Note the case bottle box on the floor. The floor cloth was made by Jennifer Franz for the site.