Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Botanical Gardens – *Mosaic Monday*

We took a picnic lunch to the Botanical Gardens at Asheville

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and enjoyed being surrounded by beauty!

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Here in the mountains of NC flowers bloom all summer long!

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I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend!

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What did you do?

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I’m joining Mary at the dear little red house

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for Mosaic Monday!

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I’m getting ready to have a GIVEAWAY this week so come back and visit soon!

 

47 comments:

Screaming Sardine said...

How beautiful! What a great place to have a picnic at, Diane. Wish I was there. :)

No time for relaxing for me this weekend as I'm trying to put my house on the market. Fingers crossed...!

Cheers,
Tracy Screaming Sardine

La said...

What a peaceful setting for a weekend picnic. I'm glad you had a nice weekend.

My weekend was extremely busy with a birthday party for my niece and a memorial for my cousin.

Have a fantastic week!

cynthialeedesigns said...

What a beautiful setting for a picnic. It's very hot here, so we stayed home inside this weekend.
I've been doing some embroidering on dish towels for my upcoming Fall & Christmas shows.
hugs,
Cindy

Barbara F. said...

That is one fine place for a summer picnic! I had a wonderful day today enjoying the glorious weather, and now I am getting ready to post about it! xo,

Butterbean Row said...

Diane, what a beautiful place and you did a great job of your photos. Thank you so much for your comments on my blog. Good ideas!

Vee said...

Your walk there looks so cool, green, and inviting. We went for a walk in a garden today as well. It was a short walk, but a nice one. Beautiful weather we're having and I wish that I could share it with everyone.

Angela McInnis said...

About 40 yrs. ago, my brother attended Camp Carolina and our family went to the camp to pick him up after his month long stay. I fell in love with NC and have never forgotten the beautiful scenery. How fortunate you are!
Love,
Angela

Melissah said...

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Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Beautiful! You definitely were surrounded by such beauty.

Emily said...

Your certainly picked a lovely place for your picnic. The Botanical Gardens are lovely in Asheville. Your have a beautiful state. Thanks for sharing your beautiful snaps this weekend.
Hope your week is great.

~Emily
The French Hutch

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

We worked in our garden and had dinner with friends last night. What did you take on your picnic?

Did you go to Belle Chere? It is too crowded for me there, but I hear it was nice.

shirley said...

Wow, these made me smile. We drove through Asheville on the way to visit my sister in Charlotte - it is a beautiful place.

www.shirleybehindthelens.com

Snap said...

Beautiful! I love gardens. Can't get enough of them! I tried to stay cool this weekend! :D

GrandmaK said...

A wonderful place to go for a walk. REally very beautiful!!! Have a wonderful week! Cathy

Mary said...

Oh what a beautiful place for a picnic! xoxo

Lavender Cottage said...

I like a botanical garden with a natural element to it. What an amazing tranquil place for a picnic.
Judith

Diane Writes said...

Hello name mate! I always love gardens and I never fail to have my dose of beautiful garden pictures from your blog. Thank you for providing these refreshing pictures. Have a great week!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

The Botanical Gardens look so cool and refreshing! I love your mosaic...you've included some beautiful photos!

A Garden of Threads said...

I enjoyed a very quite weekend. What a beautiful garden for a picnic, serene and peaceful.

Donna said...

NC and your pics are beautiful! I bet it is cooler in Asheville too!

Bernie said...

That's a beautiful part of the world and your photos show it off wonderfully well.

Joanne said...

Kind of looks like a fairy tale setting!
Blessings, Joanne

missing moments said...

Such a beautiful peaceful place!

GardenofDaisies said...

It looks so lush and green! A beautiful place to take a little walk.

Della said...

The little stream and wild flowers are such a pretty setting for a picnic! Thanks for sharing this beautiful place.
Hugs

eileeninmd said...

What a beautiful place for a walk and picnic. Beautiful photos! I wish you a wonderful week!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

What a beautiful and serene place to have a walk. I love the picture of the covered walkway area.

Ginger Zuck said...

Absolutely stunning! Great weekend you had! I really enjoyed the pictures.

Comeca Jones said...

Great scenery makes food taste better glad you had a good time.

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a beautiful place to visit! Great pictures! I especially like the first one. Sounds like a wonderful weekend!

~ Tracy

hootnonny said...

The gardens look cool and refreshing! I live 35 miles east of Asheville and have yet to visit. Looks like I need to schedule a visit!

Shirley @ The Gardening Life said...

I could easily spend a whole day here! It is so wonderful serene.

Come for a visit when you have a moment The Gardening Life.

Shirley @ The Gardening Life said...

I often visit you during these memes, love your blog, and am now a follower.

Diane Mars said...

You sure are lucky to have so much natural beauty around you~ Thanks for sharing your story about your memories of paper dolls I sure do remember the long hours we girls spent playing with ours! Hugs, Diane

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh how totally beautiful!!! And I can't wait to see your Thursday post!!! As for me, I've just stuck to under 20 carbs a day...I never got off of it one day...But, I still have more to go!! xo Cindy

ellen b. said...

So beautiful and serene! Love it...

Crafty Gardener said...

Such a beautiful place to have a picnic.

Kasia said...

This is just stunning mother nature at it again! :) I love the diverse greenery! Looks like you had a wonderful lunch!

Hugs,

Daniella said...

I love the botanical gardens! We have one in NYC too!!
Fabulous pictures! Sounds like you had a blast!
xxDaniella

Wanda said...

What a lovely spot! It was a holiday weekend here in Canada, but I worked most of it in order to achieve a deadline with a mid-year reforecast. I will take a long weekend a little later on in place of it. I did take some time off this afternoon and went golfing with DH. At the end of it, I bought us ice cream cones - to pay him for the gold lessons. :) Truly, he is a wonderful coach! It was such a lovely afternoon, with a light breeze to keep away the mosquitoes that we have been overwhelmed with most of the summer here in Edmonton this year.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

All of these beautiful photo make me want to get painting again. That will happen soon I hope.
Love Asheville
QMM

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

I adore seeing your beautiful pictures! My family lives in North Carolina and have not be back to visit in a year.
A picnic lunch must have been wonderful in the Botanical gardens.


Dee

Natasha in Oz said...

Your pictures are so pretty and your mosaics really highlight the stunning scenery. Beautiful post!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Micupoftea~ said...

Looks like a beautiful place...thanks for sharing it with us. It is so hot now and this looks cool and shady :)

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

I just found your blog and love the photo's of the Asheville gardens. We have our first trip to Asheville this October - rented a pet-friendly home for us and our westies - can't wait to see the Biltmore Est. and am wondering if 5 days is enough time!

All the best, Katie from
www.westiejulep.blogspot.com

michelle said...

What a gorgeous area Diane!! I love rivers and creeks like this and the flowers that line it are so pretty. It looks like you had a wonderful weekend. :)
xoxo

Kay said...

I just stopped by from Laurie's blog and I can see why she likes your blog so much! Gorgeous photos and wonderful posts.