The Farmers Market was in full swing when we arrived at Lake Anne - lots of lovely fresh veg and herbs. David invested in three chilli plants which are now happily potted on and feeling the heat on the decking.
No doubt they will get their own back by being too fiery to use!
There were flowering plants on sale -some that are said to be attractive to Hummingbirds - such as foxglove and of course trumpet vine. (To our great surprise 'our' Hummingbirds are regularly visiting the flowers of the lavender planted in pots on the deck - but no photos yet.)
I was hugely impressed by these peony plants - until I realized that the flowers were silk, placed in the relevant pots to show the correct colour!!
By the Lake is a new installation for the summer - the LOVE symbol which is used at tourist venues all over Virginia as part of the 'Virginia is for Lovers' campaign. Families were having their photos taken with it. The bronze statue of Robert Simon looking on from the background.
There were rowing and pedalo boats for hire but rather warm for that much activity in the full sun!
Chalkfest is underway this weekend - many of the images won't be completed until tomorrow but some were finished and others underway.
Hot and back-breaking work!