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Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Lagoon at Biltmore

Our favorite spot at the Biltmore House and Gardens is when we drive to the Lagoon...  This is a wonderful (and not highly publicized) area of the estate.   We drive down a gravel road ---and love it here, since we can see both the back of the house (mansion),  and we can enjoy a picnic along the water while watching a 'ton' of Canada Geese making lots of noise.  We can also continue driving in that area --as the gravel road goes between the lagoon and the French Broad River... IF you ever get to Biltmore,  check out this area!!!

Today I'll share some pictures from this area.  Above is a picture of the Lagoon and the back of the Biltmore House...




George took this picture with his long-lens, so that we could get a better view of the back of the Biltmore House.  By looking at the first picture,  you can see how far away the house really is --from where we were.




I love seeing the Canada Geese ---and there are lots and lots of them here..  There's a small island in the middle of the Lagoon ---and the geese live on that island.. I wish I knew how many geese there are ---but I'll guarantee there are MANY.




More Canada Geese!!!!




And ---here's one more shot of the Canada Geese!!!




Finally,  here's a picture of us standing next to the Lagoon --with a view of the Biltmore House and Gardens in the background. 

Hope you enjoyed my photos from the Lagoon...

Welcome to DECEMBER.... (Hard to believe,  isn't it???)

Hugs,
Betsy

36 comments:

Elzie said...

You seem to have a lovely weather there at the lagon. Here it's windy, wet and grey!! Not much for December one could say.
Hope you have a nice time.
Love Elzie

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The Biltmore is a must see if I ever get to that area. That house is so beautiful,more like a mansion.I like your Christmasy header.Your home may not be a large as the Biltmore but it is much more inviting.

Neal said...

I've only been to the Biltmore house a couple times and have never got those views of it. I love the picture of you and George with the house behind you.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Beautiful...I did not know there was this lagoon at the Biltmore. I love geese, geese, well to look at them

Catherine said...

It really is hard to believe December is here Betsy! Where did 2011 go? Hmmmm..... not sure.

Hope you are having a wonderful week Betsy and all the best for December to you and George!

xo Catherine

From the Kitchen said...

I think I recognize a few of those Canada geese! They just left up here a week or so ago after congregating in our side yard.

Did you make it as far as Roanoke on your drive to the Peaks of Otter? What a lovely trip any time of year. Do they still close the Parkway (or parts) for the winter?

Best,
Bonnie

My Kid's Mom said...

I've never seen the Biltmore - just beautiful. I'll have to try and get there the next time I go home.

Sandra said...

i like the back view better than the front view, what a beautiful spot

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Such beautiful pictures!

Chatty Crone said...

Suck wonderful relaxing scenery - was it busy when you went? sandie

Linda said...

What a place! Beautiful pictures, as always. That first one is a stunner.

Lady Di Tn said...

The Lagoon is great and the photos are very descriptive to the eye. Thanks again for taking us along. Peace and it is the magical month of DECEMBER.

TexWisGirl said...

love to see the waterfowl! yes, it's hard to believe it's dec 1st!

gigihawaii said...

so those are Canadian geese! Who knew? I sure didn't, as I have never seen them in person. Gorgeous shots, as usual, Betsy!

Denise said...

I love all your photos Betsy, but I especially love the last one with you and George and the 'castle' in the background. Really special!

Ann Nichols said...

Really enjoyed this visit... one of my favorite places!
Happy December to you too!
Blessings!
Ann

KleinsteMotte said...

The view of the building is magnificent. But I like the other snaps too. Seems like a great place to see.
December is going to be a tough one for us. Praying for the best outcome!

linda m said...

thoroughly enjoyed the pictures.

Happyone:-) said...

Wow, that's some house. Grand and beautiful. Looks like you had some great weather.
Yes, it is hard to believe we are into Dec already.

Ginny said...

Something else hard to believe-you are just a skinny little thing standing next to your big protector! Such a wonderful picture, Betsy. I guess I do need to get a tripod! Because the pictures you take of you and George are so good! The second picture of George's is beautiful, and the first one looks like a castle and moat!

Fred Alton said...

When I think of the lagoon, I think of a most peaceful place! Very nice work on the long-shot at the back of the house. Beautiful scenery indeed.

Chip Allen said...

Another destination to add to my "Place I Have to Visit" list. Love the shots of the lagoon.

Lynn said...

How neat to find treasures on that gravel road. Our kind of road in NC too, although never been to the Biltmore. Watching geese/ducks on the water is so relaxing. Also can be LOUD, hehe. Such a nice trip. Thank you for sharing with us.

nanny said...

the biltmore is really unreal!! gotta see it someday....

Ann said...

it is hard to believe that it's December already. How did the year fly by so fast?
The Biltmore is beautiful and that is such a gorgeous setting. It looks so peaceful

Donna said...

We have got to find that road the next time we go to visit there! I hope you are feeling perkier as time goes on. Love the head pic of the house decorated!

Rose said...

I bet this would be my favorite part of the place...it just looks so inviting. Beautiful place to be.

Linda G. said...

Great vantage point!

Daisy said...

Such a lovely spot, Betsy. I would like watching the geese. I like when I can hear them honking when they fly over our heads here.

Maple Lane said...

Biltmore is pretty in any season. These are such nice photos, Betsy.

Carletta said...

Hi Betsy,
These images remind me of something out of a fairy tale. :)
Love the closeup of the mansion.

Your header has me wishing for snow. I can hardly wait!

Ms. A said...

This view has certainly changed since the last time you posted it. Looks like winter is settling in.

Glenda said...

What a beautiful, serene spot so close to all the tourist hustle and bustle! Wonderful pic of you and George!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Hi Betsy, I can't believe it's Dec. 1 already! Love your Biltmore scenes, the water looks so blue in the lagoon. Such a beautiful place, I can't wait to visit there some day. Have a nice Friday!

SquirrelQueen said...

Shown from across the lagoon the Biltmore House really looks like a castle. That's a great shot of you and George.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Gorgeous PHOTOS!!!!!! I love those geese, me thinks they are really cute.
Have a great weekend, stay warm!!