Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Anthony Chapel at Garvin Woodland Gardens, Arkansas
On our way to Mt. Nebo, we took a side trip and stopped at Garvin Woodland Gardens. If you missed seeing that blog and all of the beautiful flowers there, click HERE. The Anthony Chapel is next door to the gardens. This gorgeous little chapel was designed by Fayettesville architects Maurice Jennings and David McKee. The 5.8 million dollar chapel complex was funded entirely through private donations. Begun in September of 2004, the chapel was dedicated on Sept. 30, 2006. It was named after benefactors, John Ed and Isabel Anthony. The chapel sits on a hillside overlooking Lake Hamilton. As part of the complex, there also are Bride's quarters, Groom's quarters, and a beautiful carillon.
An elegant blend of native wood, glass and stone, the 160 seat chapel is a serene sanctuary where visitors to the gardens can pause to meditate and have their spirits renewed. I sat there and wondered how many weddings have taken place at this chapel.... I also thought how wonderful it would be to have been married there. This is one of the prettiest chapels I have ever seen. Pictured above is a photo of the chapel as we approached the door.
If you want more information about the Anthony Chapel, you can google: "Anthony Chapel, Hot Springs, Arkansas".
Many of you know by now that my sweet little mother-in-law died yesterday morning, June 6. Mom Katherine (Kay) Adams was 91 ---and she and Dad (who is almost 99) recently celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary.
Mom died peacefully at home ---and now she is displaying her gorgeous SMILE in heaven above. George did a tribute yesterday on his blog. Click HERE to read his post if you didn't see it yesterday. The funeral will be Wednesday in Hendersonville, TN.
I apologize to all blog friends for not visiting your blogs this week. I luckily had/have all of my blogs ready to publish for the remainder of this week. I'll catch back up with you and your posts as soon as possible, although we are also getting ready for a HUGE 3 week trip. Please don't give up on us!
Have a wonderful day, and give those whom you love, a HUGE HUG today!