October 31, 2015

An Autumn Afternoon at Longwood Gardens

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My friend Colleen and I set aside a day for an adventure.
We took a road trip to Kennett Square, PA 
to tour the fabulous Longwood Gardens!

There was beauty to be seen both inside and outside
with the autumn foliage just about at peak and
the Chrysanthemum Festival in progress.


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One of the fun water features at the Indoor Children's Garden.

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The Silver Garden is filled with plants that thrive in arid climates,
including cacti and succulents -all in shades of gray, silver, and pale greens & blues.

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Irregular Incurve Mums

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The Orchid House

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The Waterlily Display

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The Rose Garden - What gorgeous color!

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The Topiary Garden

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We loved walking along the pathways,
exploring every garden along the way and
continually marveling at God's artistic creativity!


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The Canopy Cathedral

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Nathaniel Hawthorne said,
"I can not endure to waste anything so precious
as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house,
so I have spent almost all the daylight hours in the open air."

This was my exact feeling; a day as glorious as this one 
deserved to be enjoyed to its fullest!
How wonderful to be outside in the crisp air 
with the bright sun to spotlight the colorful foliage!


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One of my favorite sights this time of year is a tree erupting with
yellows and oranges against the backdrop of a perfect blue sky.
Does it get much better than this?

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Longwood Gardens is at
1001 Longwood Rd. Kennett Square, PA.

Here's their website.


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