I'm not sure if this was a caretakers cottage or just a garden shed. Maybe it is used as an office today? Either way, isn't it charming!?
Frederick Law Olmstead created this "garden of ornament rather than utility" at Mr. Vanderbilt's request. When touring this garden one can dial a number with a cell phone and listen to a self-guided tour.
I had a little Photoshop fun above. The flowers were a little bit past their prime and this was a fun way to play with them. I think I should try and watercolor the image above...
Tomorrow I will post photos of my walk to the Bass Pond.