Meet me at the Garden Cottage.
What sort of image comes to mind?
Are your thoughts cheerful — a small house surrounded by well-tended plants?
Or do you think sinister–night, no moon, and an abandoned structure in the midst of overgrown vines?
A clever writer could construct a book which fits either description. Or another — how about the modest house acts as a gateway to another world.
Today’s photo — taken at the Missouri Botanical Garden — falls into the first category. For a little over a century, a series of employees such as chief gardeners lived here. Then it sat vacant for more than a decade (a tinge of the sinister?) before receiving a much needed renovation.