Sunday, May 31, 2009

Minerva's Garden

We have friends who have created a delightful Bed and Breakfast in the wooded area at the rear of their house. It looks out across the expanse of Fegan's Bay, which is part of Brisbane Water (nothing to do with Brisbane except that it was named after the same man.) They found a statue of Minerva in the garden when they bought the property, hence the name.


What a charming spot to come,
Far away from the city's hum!
Minerva's Garden is the place
To just relax and lose all trace
Of worldy care and stress and strain,
And push and pull and greed and gain.
A Bed and Breakfast destination
Designed for pure felicitation.
Wake to the sound of birds around you!
Maybe a cockatoo has found you!
Gaze out upon a brand new day
With all the delights of Fegan's Bay.
Wander down and what do you know!
Breakfast on the patio!
So much old-world charm is there;
Rock awhile in the rocking chair.
Now's the time you must depart.
But 'Minerva' will linger in your heart.

Another place to relax here:


Melli said...

Ohhhhh how I would LOVE to breakfast on the patio with a cockatoo ... or two! This is just a lovely poem!

Photo Cache said...

Looks like a comfy place to stay.

BTW, happy blog anniversary!

Guy D said...

Great shot Brenda, and Happy Anniversary.

Regina In Pictures

Denise said...

That is so cute!

Jo said...

What a delightful spot and your rhyme has promoted it beautifully. B&B's are big in South Africa.

Anonymous said...

What an adorable B&B!

Bim said...

Minerva's Garden looks and sounds a treat.
Sorry you're heading into winter...just think, though: in a few short months you can snigger about the short old English summer being over before it even began (as has been the case in the last few years).
My beach hut says that it would be delighted to be your muse!

quilly said...

Does your friend know you've written this poem? I think it would make a lovely post card ad! Beautiful photo, beautiful words.

(And I thought I left this comment here a few days ago, but I was ill so I probably fumbled the sending and didn't notice!)

Unknown said...

I would love to live in that little house, and have that lovely garden outside my door. Thanks for sharing it with us.

BPOTW said...

How wonderfully quaint! Your poem is quite superb.

Kat said...

Minerva's garden looks heavenly. And I suppose its so much fun to stay in a place like this for B & B than in a hotel..!!!!