Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Festival of Flowers

We spent a wonderful day

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at the Biltmore Estate!

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It was the annual Festival of Flowers

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and we were so pleased to see the tulips were in full bloom!

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We took pics of each other….

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before we forget….

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and then spent time in the gardens

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and conservatory.

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The azaleas were just starting to bloom and this clematis was gorgeous.

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The dogwoods

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and redbuds were blooming

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and Spring flowers were everywhere!

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I’ll probably post a few more photos tomorrow!

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I took a few more! lol

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Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, too!

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17 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

We were there this past Tuesday afternoon! Did you go to the new Antler Hill Village by the winery? We want to go back and try out the new restaurant called Cedric's Tavern some evening.
Hugs,
Penny

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

What a fantastic place, I would love it there! Your photos are stunning, really well captured. All those tulips are quite a sight.

Have a lovely weekend

Warm wishes

Isabelle x

Green thumb said...

Hi Diane! What a stunning place to visit! Thank you for sharing! Tomorrow we're having our annual festival of flowers too, fingers crossed for some sunshine!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Michela xxxxx

becky said...

Gorgeous!Lovely place, I need to visit there.It looks awesome.maybe next year,thanks for sharing!

Janet said...

Wow! Gorgeous eye candy! All those tulips are so beautiful.

desi said...

I love the pics of the tulips! They are my most favorite flower, for beauty (gardenia, for smell). I am sooo jealous! :) Thanks for sharing your pics, though. :)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello...

Ohhh...this is absolutely fabulous!!! I've never seen so many tulips in one place...such beautiful vibrant colors! What a treat!!! Thank you for sharing your trip with us!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

kim said...

We went to that a few years ago. It is so breathtakingly beautiful. You took some great photos.

Stacey said...

Wow! What a beautiful place to visit this time of year. Biltmore is on my to do list one of these days.

Great pictures of you and your husband. :)

Vee said...

I was going to ask if you'd run into Penny when I saw her comment above. Ha! Your photographs are stunning...so much beauty there and the tulips...amazing.

Janean said...

it's been years since i've been there and it was in the Fall, but ooooohhhhh, it was gorgeous. Spring is amazing. thanks for sharing, girl.

She'sSewPretty said...

The Biltmore Estate is on my list of place to visit some day. Your pictures are just gorgeous and make me want to go soon.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Sometimes it's almost more than my li'l heart can take! All that beauty in this world. Thank you SO much for sharing such beauty with us. This is a sight I would never ever get to see had you not posted it. :) Again, the value of blogging.
I had to smile when I read your comment on the bike. Howard bought me one of those expensive gell seats and it helps. Not too sure I would want to ride ten miles with it...but perhaps I will get more comfortable as time goes on. He rides with me for a few blocks, escorts me home and then goes off on his own for a ten mile trip! I'm fine with that..but I do have plans to haul us in the pickup to a lovely place where people bike. Not a wilderness place but with very width paths and lots of flowers and tree's. Right now I am just getting my sea legs...or bike legs. :)
I have never heard of the panties you mention but it sure sounds like a great idea! I will tell Howard. We have to check it out!
And yep..got a lovely red helmet. I will post a picture of it if I remember. :)
Hugs!
Mona

Paula said...

Oh so gorgeous! thanks for sharing I so enjoyed the photos!

Juanita Tortilla said...

I'm sure those peonies smelled lovely!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful photos Diane! I have never seen the Biltmore in person but from photos I know it is a spectacular place to visit and I'
d love to see it one day in the future.

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