Monday, October 7, 2013



Last month I had the ABSOLUTE pleasure visiting P. Allen Smith's farm in Arkansas!  The gorgeous home, Moss Mountain Farm, is only 30 minutes outside of Little Rock yet I was transported to another world.  It may have been a hot day, but Fall was already in the air.  P. Allen Smith greeted our group and could not have been more gracious!  He answered every question I peppered him with and was funny to boot:)  I am a sucker for anyone who makes me laugh.

Here is P. Allen Smith greeting us under an enormous oak tree that is around 350 years old. It offered the most delicious shade!

Here is a close up of a beautiful branch and the tree.  I tried to ask the tree what had happened during the past 350 years, but the leaves just shimmied and didn't answer.

As I walked into his home, I quickly got into the Fall spirit.

The decor and art was impressive.  I love these expressive clouds.  The artist's use of color is amazing.  P. Allen Smith paints, too.  I forgot to take pictures of his work, but he is truly a Renaissance Man!
Loved his light fixtures!

He had the loveliest porches.

Look at the sleeping porch with this exquisite tub!! 

This is the view you wake up to.  It is so lush and behind the green trees is the river.

We had a fabulous lunch in one of the barns.  Gorgeously decorated, of course!

Yum!!  This is a shot I posted on Instagram.

Here he is showing us his garden.  It is unreal!
The espaliering pears are beyond gorgeous.   

Looking for the horses...

But found the chickens!  Ok, I was a little obsessed with them:)

Look at the house in the distance on the right and a barn to the left.

He even has his own store on the property!  He sells bird feeders:

Le Creuset.  So tiny and cute:
Home made jams and jellies:
The last part of the trip was visiting the gardens further.  Oh my gosh.  Everything looked perfect!  I have no idea what the names of ANY of these plants are, so please fill me in!  I just gazed at the color and texture.  Gorgeous!

I mean, who has a sculpture like that in the middle of nowhere?

A rose garden fit for a King...
The geese were so happy to be there!

Such a fun day!  He has a wealth of information on his website, so click here if you want to peruse- or schedule a wedding there:)Thank you for taking this journey with me!


1 comment :

  1. I'm sooooooo jealous!! Tell me how I can get invited, KDP - please!!! I know a few editors and photographers who have worked with P. Allen....they all say he is very gracious. Beautiful photos! I'm still jealous :)


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