Friday, August 8

Longwood Gardens

This is where we spent the day yesterday. Beautiful old gardens that are extremely well tended. This is the Bell Tower and I am ever so grateful that we were not to close when they chimed cause can I say LOUD! OH MY GOSH I think it might have given me a Heart Attack! lol They do a fountain show about every two hours, it was sort of erie. Kind of looked like a ghost, I think in the evening it would be even more so. ha ha You all already know what a chicken I am! :) But it was outstanding
My cute honey-pie, this conservatory was HUGE with so many different rooms which all held different types of plants. But it was a bit humid inside in places.
These are so beautiful, I love the mottled patterns, they put a black dye in the water to hide the pots so it looks more pleasing to the eye and it cuts down on the algae too.
I love these big platters, they are grown from seed every year! We sat at the table on Wednesday morning with a gal from Tilley's Nursery who actually goes on expeditions to look for new species of water plants. They have found a new one and have not even named it yet as they are in the process of negotiation with the Brazilian Government. Pretty interesting to listen to her talk and see her passion for water plants!
It was a great day, we rented a car and didn't even make a wrong turn! Now to get to the airport and head home today :) My new shoes were wonderful to walk in, I have been bragging on this brand J-41 which is from the Jeep company!! Funny I know! When my strap broke yesterday at the garden I did not feel like bragging anymore! We will see how they are at customer service when I get home!!! I purchased them at Macy's but this was an easier link for the photo :) Cute and Comfy, now that is my kind of shoe. More than I usually pay for a shoe but I knew I was going to be walking a LOT and needed good support.
Ok we are headed out - Chat at ya when I get home!

5 comments:

laura P said...

Oh I have garden envy.....
Sorry about your shoes and they are very stylish, hope they fix em for ya

Deb M. said...

WOW!! Looks like a beautiful place, Brooke!! Love all the photos. Those shoes are tooooo cool...I'm going to have to check those out. I love fun comfy shoes. Hope they get them fixed for you. Your post on Kaylie talk is just the sweetest. Love watching her grow, she is so precious. :o) Take care...
hugs, Deb

Lauren said...

Stunning photographs. This place looks so heavenly. The perfect spot to wander around. Those shoes do sound comfy. It's funny how they are made by a car company.

Stephanie said...

what a nice garden

AMBER LONGIOTTI: said...

Bummer about your shoes, at least you returned them no problem! This looks like a beautiful garden!