Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Outdoor Blogger Meet

An Outdoor Wednesday Post hosted
by Susan at A Southern Daydreamer.
Thank You, Susan!!
I do hope you'll stop by her blog
and see more great links having to
with anything outdoors.

I post so many photos from Longwood
Gardens that I should be on staff.
Some fellow bloggers had commented
that they would love to visit the
Gardens but hadn't been there in years.

I talked to Mrs. Rabe and Kelly about
organizing a meet.

They were in favor...and so it began.

Sadly, when the time drew closer Kelly
was unable to join us but now she can
...in a virtual way.

Others of you were with us in spirit,
which might have been nice for you
given the weather.

This was the sight that welcomed us.
We were driving through the clouds...
with a mist that was constant.

We wondered briefly how we might
recognize each other but...

It turned out to be no problem
since I have posted recent pictures of
Chelsea and Warren on my blog.

JD, Jim and Karen found us.

Mrs. Rabe, Lindsay, Emily, Rachel
and Kyle soon joined us and we were off!

Jim and Karen with their cameras at the ready...

We talked and laughed our way
through all of this beauty...

The five bloggers present tried to pose
but it was so wet and we were so busy
getting to know each other that I don't
think we have one photo of all of us where
no one is talking.
Here you see
Mrs Rabe from Creekside Cottage.
My daughter Chelsea who writes Its About Friends.
I am in PINK.
JD from Ribbon Challenged.
Karen from Nittany Inspirations.

The guys complained at us just a bit
as they attempted to get a decent photo.
Sorry men!
Not going to happen!

Mrs. Rabe had to leave first.
This made Chelsea sad since
the girls are all such
dear friends.
But the idea of lunch
cheered her up.

It was at lunch that
Karen and I discovered that she
knows my brother and his wife.
She was at their wedding.
Small world!!!

It was delightful to meet these
wonderful people.
We are beginning talks about
another "meet" next year.

Hope that works out!

Thanks for checking out the
fun we enjoyed.

♥♥Becky K.♥♥


The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a beautiful garden full of beautiful bloggers! Looks like you all had a great time! Thanks for sharing with us...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!


Sheila :-)

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Becky! The flowers are gorgeous! I love to see bloggers get together! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Mary said...

Becky, when we lived on the east coast we'd visit Longwood Gardens every year. I especially remember the lily ponds and the Italian water gardens. The entire park was gorgeous. You have taken some lovely photographs that you'll apprecuate in years to come.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh Becky, how wonderful. I bet it was very neat meeting everyone...and those photos are so pretty..LOVE the flowers!

We are having rain here too...again.

Joyce said...

What a fun day no matter what the weather. So glad you were all able to meet each other. Isn't this fun? The gardens are some of the best in the world and I love the fountains and the Christmas lights. I hope I am up North the next time you gals meet up at the gardens. I can't believe what a small world it really is that one of the gals was at your brothers wedding:) Feel better today.

JD said...

Becky thank you for posting your pictures. You took beautiful photos (except with the ones with me on it...Oh well) Does anyone like photos of themselves? My husband always tells me that I talk with my hands and these photos definitely proved that! But I also think they do show how much fun we had that day, and I do hope we can ALL do it again sometime. I waited to see which photos you would post of the garden before I posted mine. Have a great outdoor Wednesday!

Terri and Bob said...

YOur photos are great! Come on by and see my OW post!

Mrs. Rabe said...

I look awful...

NatureFootstep said...

what a lovely garden ou visited. You show some Aklejas, I love thoose flowers. :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sounds like a great time despite the weather. The flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for visiting.:)

Becky K. said...

Mrs. Rabe, I will have to humbly disagree. I think you look just fine.
It was fun.
I was so glad you and the kids could come!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Miss Becky, I am so happy to be able to see these beautiful pictures. Those gardens are so gorgeous and you girls are all beautiful. So glad you had a grand time!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday.


ellen b said...

This garden is worth several visits!! Beautiful...
Happy O.W. to you...

Painter's Place said...

How wonderful it is that ya'll got to meet each other. The gardens are beautiful! Thanks for the tour.

Smilingsal said...

Well of course you can't get a photo with five bloggers where no one is talking. Bloggers are talkers!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

How great that you were all able to get together. Such a beautiful spot.

Mama said...

Hello Becky, Longwood is so beautiful, the Columbines are just gorgeous together with all of the pretty flowers, but my favourite "bunch" is the lady bloggers, how wonderful that you all met up and it looks like you had a delightful day, happy outdoor Wednesday, Kathy.

Persuaded said...

oh it looks like so much fun!

was i there? virtually speaking;)

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Thanks for sharing such sweet pics! Thanks for dropping by Bloggeritaville! I LOVE new friends! LOVE your blog!!!!

Ronda said...

I am so glad that all of you had such a great time together.

Wish something like that could happen around here near me.

Love & Prayers,

Martha said...

It's always great to meet another blogger -- and the gardens are absolutely amazing -- as well as your pictures.

Vee said...

It looks like such fun! Isn't it wild to discover connections when you thought you had none? Small world...serendipity...God breeze...God wink...something! Thanks for the photos of you all...you look like a wonderful group of gals and thank you for the pictures of the flowers, too. Amazing colors!

sunnymama said...

What fun to meet up with blogger friends! It looks a lovely place and the flower pictures are gorgeous :)