Thursday, April 16, 2009

Beautiful Spring Flowers and More...


We had to do it.
We went to Longwood Gardens
again yesterday with
some friends and Georgia.

I apologize that I show
so many flower photos from
Longwood Gardens.

You can click on the pictures
to see the flowers full screen.
It is worth the effort.
They were beyond beautiful.

We had to go again.
The gardens teased us two weeks ago
when everything was just about
to burst open...but not quite there.

Well...check it out now!









"Working kitties"
They keep the mouse population down.
Our kids and my mom have a competition
each time we go to see who can spot the most
cats.





















Wisteria Bonsai

















Such a glorious day...sigh...

This meets goals on a few levels...

Walking is great exercise, of which I
need much,

Time with my children during these teen
years is very well spent,

Investing time in friendships and
our relationship with my mother-in-law,
the kids with their Grandmothers is precious,

I gather many ideas for our own gardens,
and...

Mikey learns much toward his life's goals
in working in horticulture.

There were new
wonderful wooden sculptures in
the Idea Garden...











For more posts on living beautifully
check out Melissa's Post Today at
The Inspired Room.


As an added bonus you will find
a delightful giveaway there today.

♥♥Becky K.♥♥

16 comments:

Teresa said...

Thanks for beautiful photos and great thoughts-
Have a wonderful day.

~~Deby said...

Beee-ut-iful pictures..I love these kinds of photos....
you just drink in the beauty....
deby

Meredith said...

Those photos are just beautiful. Living in Australia, we're obviously in opposite seasons and I've so enjoyed seeing your beautiful spring-y loveliness while wearing my thickest socks and cableknit jumper (or sweater I think you'd call it??).

abeachcottage said...

so many beautiful pics and flowers

I enjoyed my visit here today, thanks!

Sarah

Miss Sandy said...

Becky,
Thank you for the shower of spring flowers! I never get tired of looking at such blissful blooms! What a great family outing. Have a wonderful weekend!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Beautiful. I can't wait to go. The wisteria bonsi is my favorite.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Becky, your pictures are breathtaking....truly beautiful.

Oh.....I love flowers. They nourish my soul. Thank you.

Barb

jAne said...

L.O.V.E. the wall ivy and the detail in the foxglove bloom. Wow. I'm hoping hoping hoping to visit the Lancaster area again, hopefully within the next couple years. You, MrsRabe and I will have to visit Longwood Gardens together. :o)

jAne
http://tickleberryfarm.blogspot.com

Becky K. said...

jAne,
I am very confident, speaking for both Mrs. Rabe and myself, that we will be delighted to meet you and show you our favorite places around Lancaster County and Longwood Gardens.

Karen said...

Your pictures are fantastic!

Thanks for sharing them with us.

Vee said...

Oh don't apologize for photos like these of such a beautiful location. Everything about it makes me want to be able to visit one day.

shopannies said...

very nice pictures don't you just love spring

Lisa said...

Wow, so beautiful and peaceful. I like the working kitty. He looks like he was keeping an eye on you. Must be some kinda yard monitor.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I love the beauty of spring! So pretty! :-)

blessings,
melissa

La Tea Dah said...

I would love to visit Longwood Gardens again --- it's been nearly 40 years since I was there. It's such a beautiful place!

LaTeaDah

Mrs. Rabe said...

I am so glad you got to go...the weather was so stunningly beautiful that day that Sarah kept asking ALL day "please can we go to Longwood Gardens?" We had other obligations, but we are going soon!

Trust you are feeling better today...