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!!!
Friday, August 31, 2012
Hope you enjoyed seeing more of our summer bloomers... I sometimes neglect these --while emphasizing the Roses and Lilies and other perennials. But--as many of my blog friends will tell me, they enjoy some of these even more!!!!
Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you on Wednesday. (Monday is a holiday, Labor Day, so I won't be blogging that day.) I have another bridal shower to attend (my future daughter-in-law) this weekend---so it will be another busy one!!!! Sorry I have not kept up with your blogs/comments lately... JUST overwhelmed with LIFE right now!
Monday, August 27, 2012
All in all, it was a beautiful trail ---with lots of great mountain views... As I said on Facebook recently, I absolutely love hiking in the woods. Getting away from the 'crazy' world we live in is just marvelous... Hiking is truly good for the soul.
Hope you enjoy some of our photos from this hike. Above is a picture of us taken at BLUE HOLE FALLS. Blue Hole is 30 feet high, and the area around there is gorgeous.
If you love hiking and are ever in North Georgia, this is a great hike to take... It was one of my favorites that we've taken recently.
Have a great day. We are out-of-pocket AGAIN today.... Don't know when life will settle down for us!!!!!! ha
Friday, August 24, 2012
Our home is being painted... Maybe I should have waited until they finish, but I am just too excited to wait! I'm always apprehensive when choosing a paint color... What if we don't like it? What if it is too dark --or too light???? YIPES---what a decision!!!
I will show more pictures when they totally finish. The painters haven't started the white trim yet --so that will take awhile.. BUT--other than touch-ups, they have finished the green.... I love-love-love this green... It seems to be perfect for us and blends so well with our yard and the surrounding trees.. Hope you enjoy seeing the pictures today!!!! Be sure to click on them for enlargements.
HERE. Both doors (on either side of the chimney) go into our Great Room... George and I read our devotions together every morning on the swing (weather permitting)... The 'Bird Kitchen' is on the far end... Beyond the deck on the far end (out of sight) is one of our bedroom windows. (The new deck will be stained in the spring.)
Now I am back around to the front of the house... This is the right side (from the front)--and inside the window is where we live most of the time---our Computer Room!!!!! ha ha ..... There is one bird feeder next to this window---so that I can see some of the little birdies when I'm not close to the Bird Kitchen!!!!!
Have a great weekend and I'll see you on Monday. Tomorrow is George's Dad's 100th birthday party... SO--like most weekends, I'll be out-of-pocket. His actual birthday is next Wednesday... We will be with him on that day also. Amazing man!!!!
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
On August 15, I took a bunch of pictures of the roses and the yard ---so hope you enjoy them today!!!! I took some of the individual roses which I've put in collages for you. Click on them for enlargements..
Look carefully at our house. The shutters are off ---and it's ready for painting... Not sure when it will be done/complete--but I'll show pictures once it is!!!! It will be a darker green... Can't wait!!!!
Hope you have an incredibly blessed Wednesday.
Monday, July 30, 2012
|Black Beauty Tiger Lily|
The picture above is one of our little tiger lilies... I LOVE these little lilies... This one is named is Black Beauty... Pretty, isn't it? Be sure to click on all of the pictures in order to see them larger.
The picture above is of our 'road flowerbed' ---and you can see lilies, daylilies and roses all blooming.
|Golden Splendor Lily|
|Gold Band Lily|
|Garden Pleasure Lily AND Touching Lily|
|Garden Pleasure Lily|
Hope you enjoyed seeing our lilies this year. It's hard for me to pick a favorite... I loved Lollypop and Montenegro --since they were some of the early bloomers. But there are others I love --such as this one (Garden Pleasure) and also Touching... Overall though, I guess, if I had to pick a 2012 favorite lily, I would choose Pink Perfection... After looking at all of the lily posts, you need to pick a favorite also....
Have a wonderful Monday. We are going to see the sunflowers at Biltmore.... Hope they are gorgeous like they were last year when we were there.
Hope you are watching the OLYMPICS... They are great... so many wonderful, hard-working athletes. SO proud of them!!!!