Friday, July 3, 2009

More Longwood Garden Photos

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Welcome to any first time visitors from these two parties. In this post I reference Mikey and these gardens. This was Mikey's first week as a High School Intern at Longwood so it was so fun to hear about it and to see his work...

Yesterday, in the space of about
an hour Chelsea and I walked our
favorite paths at Longwood Gardens.

At one point I went into the Conservatory
while she waited outside overlooking the

These caught my eye.

If they are not orange...

I don't know what is!

I spent some very enjoyable time
viewing the water gardens.

Truth be told, I don't usually
linger here because it is so hot
most days.

However, it was very
cloudy and in the mid seventies.
Perfect for viewing this area.

There was only one other visitor
in the area.

So I had a great time
snapping pictures
to my heart's content.

There are bright pink...

and soft yellow.

How about soft pink?

Alas, given my level of
talent and my unsophisticated
camera I finally ran out of
new ways to take the same

so we moved on.

Grapes anyone?

The marker says these are
yellow raspberries.
I have never heard of those.

The pears are looking
mighty fine.

Here the pink against the
green caught my eye.

The red wanted some attention too.

I had pink and red...
so why not a light purple?
Even though it is not
quite as stunning.
Shh...It is quite proud.

Oh, I've got more but I know
some of you have clicked away
and others are snoozing.

Oh, but there is just one more thing...

When Mikey looked at these photos
he saw this one and said,
"Hey! That is the area I worked in
yesterday! I deadheaded those dahlias
and weeded those flower beds!"

Now, what Momma wouldn't love
knowing that!
If only...he would get that same
pride from weeding my perennial beds.

Well, I hope you'll come back over the
next week or so to see the rest.

I am thinking maybe a
"Mr. McGregor's Garden"
Post for Outdoor Wednesday.
You just have to see
this veggie garden!

The fruits and vegetables are served
in the Garden's Cafe.
At least that was what Mom and Georgia
understood them to say.

About twenty pounds of
fresh peas were picked
and used yesterday.

How cool is that!

Have a great day!
Hope you keep your eye out
for beauty.
We tend to get what we look I'd rather search for
happy things.
How about you?

♥♥Becky K.♥♥


Joyce said...

Yellow berries are new to me but last we I purchased a yellow watermelon for the first time accidently. It had a label that said YELLOW but I guess I missed that in the market. So when I cut into the watermelon my entire family was surprised. It was sweet and juicy and tasted just like watermelon but from now on I am gong to read those tiny label/stickers to make sure I get a red one:)

JanMary said...

Thanks for visiting.

Lovely garden pics, and a son who has pride in weeding!

Kim said...

Beauiful color! Nature sure is pretty! I miss Longwood Gardens (use to live in PA)!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Gorgeous! I remember going to Longwood on a school trip with someof my kidlets...It was beautiful! Enjoy it!

JD said...

Lovely, Becky, I could NEVER get tired of looking at photos from Longwood Gardens...thanks for sharing....

Vee said...

Dahlias! Of course! Lovely, lovely pics, Becky, sophisticated camera or no. Enjoy your 4th! And, yes, it's best to look for the good things.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

What a beautiful place to visit! Thanks for sharing a glimpse of your beautiful walk!

janice | Sharing the Journey said...

Thank you! I feel like I've had a glorious wee day trip abroad!

Smilingsal said...

Tell Mikey that he's doing a fine job. These pictures are gorgeous.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Oh my goodness! I want to go! Lovely pictures of the most beautiful subjects. :)

Fifi Flowers said...

YOUR garden photos make me happy!!!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

What a wonderful parade of beautiful flowers. I love the Asian water lilies. The grapes and pears give more sophisticated garden characteristic. Perfect.

Have a wonderful week-end, Beck and hope to see you again.

TY a mill for popping in my roon.


Terri and Bob said...

Those water lilies are fabulous. Happy fourth!

Mrs. Rabe said...

Beautiful Becky!

So glad to hear that he is loving his internship!

la maison et le jardin - home & garden said...

What a beautiful garden...

I was born in Lancaster....sweet!

Gayla said...

These shots are amazing. Happy 4th! I love the pictures of the water lilies. My grandmother had a lily pond when I was a girl... Hugs.

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Becky!

What beautiful photos! I love the grapevines!:o) My Grandmother had beautiful grapevines right along side her house. As kids we could not wait for them to ripen and every now and then we would sneak a few of the hard little fruit and pop them in our mouth. They were sour for sure but to us kids it did not matter, but to Grandma it matter a lot!:o) Happy 4th of July to you and your family!:o)



Jen said...

Lovely pictures! I especially love those bright pink water lillies... amazing.

Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello!

Kelly said...

I've not heard of yellow berries before either.

Love the brilliant colors in these photos.

I would love to go on a photo shoot with you to these lovely gardens. We would have so much fun!

Really Rainey said...

Those orange Canna's are fabulous.. I grow canna's and I don't have that color yet! Yum... now I want one! Next time they thin them... try and get a root! They are so easy to start!
Have a wonderful weekend and a fabulous 4th!
~Really Rainey~

Melissa said...

I always enjoy your Longwood garden pictures.