Monday, April 28, 2014

LuXurious Gardens



For one more day we're going to veer slightly off the theme for this month, New York City food. I hope you'll excuse the liberties with the letter "X" and stop and smell the flowers at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania. Our reunion group was blessed with perfect spring weather and some of the most beautiful flowers I've ever seen. It was a glorious visit and I wanted to share it with all of Buttercupland. If you have an interest in horticulture, please explore the link.



The tulips were planted by color and I especially liked the pink ones. 

We spent a lot of our visit in the greenhouses...



This was one of my favorite sights in the greenhouses. 


 Glorious weekend! So grateful for the weather -- sunny and just warm enough -- and the sights we saw. Another highlight was the exhibit of "Downton Abbey" costumes at Winterthur. I will be doing a post about that later this week. I'm also grateful for my classmates that put every detail together and did a wonderful job. But I'm eXpecially grateful for the opportunity for the friendship of the weekend. There were classmates I hadn't seen since graduation -- 1972 -- and those years just slipped away. The weekend went by too quickly and it's all over except for the pictures, the memories and the friendships. Thank you doesn't begin to express my feelings.

I'm so glad I could share the beauty of Longwood Gardens. Tomorrow we're back in New York for a sweet treat. I'm back to errands, a program on exercise and real life today. It's a pretty spring day in New York and real life is a pretty nice place to be.

As always thanks for visiting and take good care. 

18 comments:

Catherine said...

Dear Carole, Your voice sounds happy and refreshed. I am very glad you enjoyed all of this beauty this weekend and thank you for sharing. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

From the Kitchen said...

Longwood Gardens and Winterthur--two of my favorite places. Lovely!

Best,
Bonnie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've heard of these gardens and would love to visit in the Spring! How glorious and sounds like you had a great time. Can't wait for your Downton Abbey post! YAY! We're watching out DVDs right now....our way of watching reruns! heehee! Enjoy your week.

Terra said...

Oh you clever lady to create this X post. The gardens are lovely and Xpecially (couldn't resist) the conservatory. How nice to reconnect with friends from long ago.

Sola Scriptura said...

Such a happy post! Those pictures are gorgeous!

Nellie said...

What an awesome trip! The garden pictures are beautiful!

Denise D Hammond, CGFM-Retired said...

We visited there in late May. I have wonderful memories and beautiful photos.

Susie said...

Buttercup, The gardens are just wonderful. I love those tulips too. Were you tempted to pick one?:):) Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I live near Longwood Gardens and Winterthur, but have not been to either for a year or so. It is always magnificent and I am glad you enjoyed your day with your classmates.

Melinda said...

After being gone for several days
I am back and caught up with your posts.
The Tai one made me hungry!
I love this last one--the flowers are so beautiful!

M :)

TARYTERRE said...

Longwood Gardens looks like a wonderful place to visit. The gardens are spectacular. The colors so vibrant. Glad you had fun with your friends.

Grammy Staffy said...

How beautiful!!!! breath taking.
Thanks for the detour.
I'm featuring you on my Y post tomorrow.
Hugs

Skyline Spirit said...

pretty nice blog, following :)

Bron said...

Beautiful photos...just beautiful! (www.thetaxchic.com)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Those gardens are beautiful. This is such a nice time of year. Here we've had rain for a couple days. Course we have to have it to make everything grow. Hope you have a terrific Tuesday!

Dee said...

Dear Carol, those pale blue hydrangea are absolutely lovely. Thank you for sharing that picture. And I so look forward to learning more about the Downton Abbey costumes. Peace.

BJ PUP said...

Very pretty.

Annesphamily said...

Gorgeous gardens! We are trying to get our yard ready for some summertime fun but this darn snow is ruining our plans. I love oyur photos.