Friday, September 7, 2012
On July 30, 2012, George and I made another summer trip to Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina... We went specifically to see the SUNFLOWERS --which we did see (and I featured them on my blog header all during August). What I never did do is share what else we did and saw on that day while we were there...
As I say everytime I do a Biltmore post, there are new and different things to see there EVERY month.. On this particular trip, we enjoyed the sunflowers, the walled garden, the Italian garden, and we did something we had never done before. We hiked to the Diana statue ---above the main entrance to the Biltmore House.. What a fabulous place for photos... I'm surprised we hadn't been up there before. There's just so much to see and do at Biltmore.
Here are some of the photos we took that day. Be sure to click on them for enlargements. The picture above was taken near the Diana statue --above the main house at Biltmore. Isn't that a great view?
Please pay attention to this note since I don't want you to worry about us. We are taking a long blog break (like some of my friends have done) ---and maybe we can catch up on life a little while we are 'off'.... Even though we won't be blogging at all until October 1st, we may be doing a few things on Facebook. SO---if you are on Facebook, you might want to keep up with us. I hope and pray that each of you have a great September. We certainly plan to!!!!! We'll see you on OCTOBER 1st.
Hugs to all, and have a tremendous month!!!
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
|George and Betsy at Biltmore on June 14, 2012|
Last June (2011), we took our big trip out west--so we didn't get to Biltmore to check out the summer flowers... This year, we decided to try it!! We left the house bright and early on June 14 ---and got stuck in a long-long-long traffic jam on I-40 near the TN/NC line.... There was nowhere to go except just SIT and be patient.... An 18-wheeler had turned over and our side of the interstate was closed.....
SO---needless to say, after losing over an hour and a half in traffic that day, we didn't have much of our day left to spend at Biltmore... BUT---we did make it there and enjoyed that quick trip!!!!! Luckily, we didn't have any trouble getting home that night ---and in fact, we took some of the prettiest sunset/sky pictures we've taken in a long time... IF you missed seeing those pictures, click HERE. You do not want to miss seeing that sunset. Seeing the flowers at Biltmore is nice, but OH ---that beautiful sunset!!!! The sunset made the day really worthwhile.
One reason to visit Biltmore in June is to see their huge ROSE COLLECTION. There are over 200 varieties of heirloom and hybrid roses.... As you can imagine, we enjoyed seeing all of their roses... BUT--there are other summer flowers blooming in June... So--today I'll show you a little of what we saw at Biltmore on June 14. Be sure to enlarge the photos for bigger copies.
Hope you enjoyed another installment from the beautiful Biltmore Home and Gardens....
Have a wonderful day.
Friday, June 15, 2012
There were storms all around us ---but luckily, except for a little rain here and there, the storms went around us... BUT--the sky and clouds and sun put on a show for us... I was snapping pictures from inside the car in every direction... This may be some of the prettiest sunset pictures I have ever taken. Hope you enjoy them.
The pictures need no explanation, but I will encourage you to click on them and see them all larger.... AND---if you are like me, you will see all kinds of cloud designs... See if you can pick out the picture of the doggie with his big floppy ears (or maybe he's a teddy bear)!!!!! Have fun!!!
We had so much fun looking at the sky and all of the colors and cloud formations.... Did you see the doggie with the floppy ears (or does he look look more like a teddy bear)? What else did you see?
Again, I apologize for being behind in my comments on your blogs... Sometimes ---life just gets in the way!!!!! ha .... I'll catch up soon!
Have a great weekend and I'll see you on Monday.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
WELL--even though the rain was coming, we still were able to get some great pictures of the beautiful Tulips and Azaleas in bloom there now. Hope you enjoy our pictures, but be sure to click on them for larger views. The picture above was of one side of the Walled Garden area... I loved the way they arranged all of the tulips and other blooming flowers. (I used my Photoshop Elements program to erase all of the people around!!!!)
Biltmore is amazing --especially if you are 'flower lovers' like we are... There's something different during every season... It's just one of our favorite places to visit...
Have a beautiful day!!!