Thursday, May 31, 2012

Powell Gardens

Come with me to Powell Gardens.

Admire the blooms.
Watch the butterflies flit from flower to flower.

Wander over the bridge.
See your reflection in the sun dappled ponds.

 Play in the fairy houses and forts. (Yes, that's me in the pyramid fort.)
Breathe the fresh air.
Listen to the birds.

 Chase through the paths in the edible gardens and orchards.
Climb to the top of the silo.

And take a moment to give thanks for a beautiful day.


  1. What a beautiful place!!
    I'm green with we are still coping with freezing temps. here.

    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Just what I needed to be inspired for the day :)

    Smiles :)

  2. Thanks for taking me to visit. I always take my granddaughters when they set up a new feature. Still on a walker so won't make it this year.

  3. How pretty. Wish I had more Lily's in my garden!

  4. Visiting gardens can be so inspiring. These certainly are by the looks of them.

    We are thankful for a day of steady rain after a hot week. The garden is very thirsty. :-)

    Hugs from Holland ~

  5. What wonderful gardens and pictures and I love the apple core sculpture. The planting around the lake looks beautiful. I enjoy seeing and watching the butterflies and bees too.

  6. How refreshing and bright! Lovely photos.

  7. Wonderful gardens and setting, love the wood/design of the chapel.

  8. Those gardens look like a lovely place to visit.

  9. oh, what a beautiful place, gayle. i do believe i'd never want to leave.


  10. Hey Gayle, what an amazing place......

    Beautiful gardens, scenery and I just love that apple core!!

    Looks like the weather is just perfect...have a great weekend...

    Claire x

  11. What a wonderful picture tour of the Powell Gardens you gave us, Gayle! Looks like a wonderful day. Our little granddaughters would have enjoyed the fairy forts! :)

  12. Oh my, such a lovely lovely place. I know I would love it. Thanks for taking me there.
    Have a great week!

  13. Wow, I haven't been to Powell Gardens forever. SO pretty! I remember the chapel. Really cool place.

  14. Wow, what a beautiful place, and day!! So glad you had such a wonderful time!! Love the apple!! xo Heather

  15. I would love to visit Powell Garden
    It looks like a great place for the kids too!

  16. Wonderful photos, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Following you inmediately

  17. What beautiful gardens..the fairy houses and forts look like a lot of fun. I like the apple with the apple core as well..very cute!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Magie x

  18. Just lovely. I would definitely enjoy this outing and I'm sure my husband would be inspired with all the lovely plantings. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Good Morning, Gayle!

    So happy that you stopped by, and found my little ol' space in blogland. I've got alot of catching up to do here in reading yours :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    xo P

  20. That chapel is so amazing, such a beautiful pice of art!!!!

  21. Hello Gayle,
    I wanted to send you a note to thank you for the comment you left on the blog about thinking I had moved. I hadn't closed that blog out or the one that was private that I was using as a journal on my weight loss journey and Bible studies I was doing because I wanted to print off some of the material. Your note prompted me to go ahead and get those things taken care of. It turned out that I couldn't print any of it out but both blogs associated with Blogger are now deleted.

    Hopefully when I go to publish this comment things will go smoothly. :)

  22. Just talked about this the other day. It is a beautiful place....wonderful...smiles...Renee

  23. You've been to Powell Gardens haven't you. I so like to go there.


  24. HI! Thanks for commenting on my blog. Thought I would pop over and say "hello" to you too. Love the way you are framing your photos in your post. What program are you using to do that if I may ask... they look great! Also, having grown up in the midwest am curious as to where you live. Just a snoopy old woman here. LOL

  25. I adore these photos. Such a lovely place.

  26. Absolutely lovely. I enjoyed the pictures.


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