Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. Also welcome to APRIL!!!! Spring is AWESOME. Enjoy some beautiful TULIPS from Biltmore!!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Italian Garden at Biltmore

Part of my Birthday Trip was spent at one of our favorite places,  Biltmore House and Gardens in Asheville, North Carolina, on August 6, 2013.  That place never disappoints no matter what time of year we go there.  This time we went with 3 goals in mind:  See the Waterlilies and Lily Pads,  See the Sunflowers,  and See the Roses... We accomplished all three goals!

Today,  I'll share with you SOME (I took many many more) photos from the Italian Garden.  WOW---the Waterlilies and all of the different Lily Pads were AWESOME... Hope you enjoy my photos today.

Above is a photo from the Garden when I was looking into the water --and captured a great reflection of the Biltmore House.... You'll love this one IF you like reflections as much as I do.  Below are more photos.  Be sure to click on them to see enlargements.

Here is another reflection showing the Biltmore House.

Love these unique pads.

Love the shadow in this photo.

These last five go together --and are in sequence....  Amazing Waterlily!!!

1. The Bud

2. The Bud--showing the HUGE leaves.

3. The Blossom;   Gorgeous,  isn't it???? (Note the middle!)

4. Another Blossom;  The middle opens up too--which you cannot see well from this angle.

5. This is what a group of them looks like.... I love those huge leaves!!!!!

Hope you enjoyed seeing some of the beauty at the Italian Garden at Biltmore today.  You can only imagine how many photos George and I took there!!!!!! ha

There's one more photo today on My Photo Blog (click HERE)---so jump on over there and check it out also!!!!!

Have a marvelous Wednesday --and don't forget to take time to enjoy the flowers.