On my walk to discover a cafe for dinner last week, I stumbled upon a beautiful church in the small town of Hoofddorp. The church of St. John the Baptist is around 125 years old, and is currently undergoing some restoration. Surprisingly, the garden is in full bloom, not noticing the construction going on all around it. As I gazed upward, the Priest invited me to explore the garden behind the church. Far be it for me to decline an invitation as gracious as this one. What a pleasant surprise!
Come on in the front gate…..
Can you believe these peonies? Just a stunning color!
And how about this bird out shopping for dinner? See him so intent? He was very focused on the catch of the day…Yes, he is indeed a real bird, while the statues all around are bronze.
Blooms abound as you continue your stroll.
And here is Joseph and family enjoying their day. Very peaceful place to relax.
Then, it was off to enjoy dinner.