Sunday, April 13, 2014

Spring at the Biltmore Estate

We’re not there right now. We usually make a trip to NC in the Spring but our schedule is a little different this year. (and every year! lol)

Biltmoreside

I wanted to use the Waterlogue app (for IPADS) on some of my Spring photos and came across these.

tulipsoval

Biltmore Estate is a beautiful place to visit any time of year but never more beautiful than Spring when the tulips are in bloom.

tulipgarden

The photo I chose is of the side of the house with the wisteria in full bloom.

BiltmoreMosaicText

(I put the original pics into a mosaic) 

“Completed in 1895, George Vanderbilt’s 250-room chateau is as impressive today as it was more than a century ago. Biltmore House is truly a wonder of architecture and hospitality.” Click HERE to learn more about the history of this amazing home!

conservatory

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday,

Mosaic Monday,

and Amaze me Monday!

dogwood

Springtime and watercolors..

AHHHH!

52 comments:

Olive said...

Divine in waterlouge. I do love Biltmore and really want to go at Christmas. xo, olive

Montanagirl said...

Oh Wow - a wonderful post! I went to the link you provided and read every word. What a fabulous estate! As always, love your waterlogue photos.

Montanagirl said...

P.S. I did read somewhere or heard somewhere that Anderson Cooper (of CNN-Anderson Cooper 360) is Gloria Vanderbilt's son.)

It's me said...

Beautiful !!!..enjoy spring darling....love Ria...x !

TexWisGirl said...

lovely!

Patricia Hinkel said...

Love that watercolor look. Love the pictures. Have a good day...

Laurie M said...

such beautiful photos and that water color apt makes me cry when I think how hard I work to paint!

Sally said...

So pretty. I've always wanted to visit there. :)

Catherine Holman said...

Beautiful spring photos and watercolors!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I've always wanted to go here. One day....

Joyce Mayer said...

Hi Miss Lavender Dreams,

We are headed down to Biltmore this week to see the gardens, this will be our first spring up here and things are really beginning to be bee-u-tee-ful.

Hugs,
Prudence ♥

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful! I need to visit there sometime! Hugs and Happy Sunday!

Linda

Diane said...

Wonderful!!

Stephanie said...

So, so pretty and elegant! And the way you used the watercolor is fabulous :) Thanks for sharing with us, sweet Diane!

Much love!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

I love this app and YES!!! they DO look like lovely watercolors!!
We were at the Biltmore before Christmas and would enjoy visiting in the spring time!!

NanaDiana said...

Oh.gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I have only been to Biltmore once and it was the day they were bringing the big Christmas tree in on a sleigh. It was just a fluke that we were there that day----oh---it was beautiful. Your app makes such beautiful pictures. xo Diana

20 North Ora said...

We've been there and it is an amazing place. The watercolor app is fabulous. Love all of your pics.

Judy

Carola Bartz said...

Biltmore reminds me a bit of the castles in the Loire Valley in France - only those are a little bit older. Beautiful pictures!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely images and the watercolor app is cool! What fun! Have a happy week ahead!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful indeed.

Pamela Gordon said...

Very nicely done Diane! I would love to visit this place some time. Have a great week!

Janet Shaw said...

Loved all your pictures! :)

A Garden of Threads said...

What a wonderful place to visit, beautiful!!! I love the Waterlogue app on my phone:) Have a wonderful week.

cucki said...

Sweet
I love it ❤️❤️❤️

camp and cottage living said...

This is the best water painting program. Your photos are so pretty!

Vee said...

Just exquisite! Every home looks beautiful with tulips blooming!

Susie said...

Diane, What beautiful pictures and the effect is so pretty , like real water colors. Hope you are having a great Spring. I saw so many trees getting ready to bloom today.xoxo,Susie

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

These are beautiful pictures!! I love the waterlogue app too. Have you tried the Glaze app? I think it was made by the same people who made waterlogue. It's pretty neat too. I would love to see the Biltmore Estate one day...especially when the tulips are in bloom. :)

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

just beautiful!! :) The app looks like so much fun :) The Biltmore Estate would be so much fun to visit...glad to see your pics! :)

Linda Walker said...

What beautiful pictures! Looks like a wonderful place to visit!
Linda
mysewwhatblog

J said...

Lovely watercolors! For some reason I get anxious when I see huge estates like this. I think I'm the one who would have to clean it, and even if I were convinced there'd be plenty of help, I'd worry about running out of money!
I've never been to this one, but the Eastman Kodak house in Rochester NY is a beauty too.

Art @ Home said...

Pretty post, and I still don't have this app! I really want to take Shelley to the Biltmore Estate. I think she'd love it!

Carol Z said...

So pretty. I've not been to Biltmore in the spring, but I definitely need to add it to my list of places to visit. That list gets longer by the day. Wishes for a bright and blessed week.

Karen said...

Loving that app!

Donna said...

That app sure does a great job! I just have't had much time to okay with it.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Diane, your watercolors are great and what a beautiful subject. I am getting a smartphone this week so I can use the Waterlogue app. I'm so excited and I sure hope the phone is smarter than me..Happy Sunday..Judy

Lorrie said...

Beautiful photos of a place I'd like to one day visit. They are so pretty in the Waterlogue app.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

A wonderful stately home to visit Diane.
Your waterlogue images are charming - you could even print them off on watercolor paper and frame them!!!

MarmePurl said...

I've been seeing alt f bloggers playing with the watercolor app. Looks like fun.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Diane, lovely watercolor pics and collage from Biltmore. I have not been, but must visit when I am next in NC.
Love that watercolor app.
Have a wonderful week.
Hugs

Linda H said...

What beautiful spot! And those waterlogue app turned them into such charming images. I LOVE the dogwood one... I'd frame it...

Sonja Hoyt said...

What a neat app! I'm going to give that a try. Thanks for sharing!

Poppy said...

Diane, these waterlogued images are simply stunning! At our tea party, Jenn showed us her waterlogue app, and we were all so impressed with this instant artistry of the tea and treats on our table!

Love your mosaic of the actual landscape, too!

Have a wonderful week, my friend!

Hugs,
Poppy

Debby Ray said...

Diane, everyone else has already said it all...there nothing left to add except I have have lived in NC for 22 years and have never been there...what's wrong with me???

Joy H said...

Beautiful photos you did with your ipad app. So cool! Have a Happy Easter!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Hi Diane, Thank you for introducing me to the Biltmore Estate and thank you for the link. I learned a lot from it. I should plan to visit it one day.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Biltmore is such a beautiful place, especially in the Spring! We've gone many times, but not recently...would love to go again soon.
Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...
Blessings,
Cindy

Life Images by Jill said...

Biltmore Estate looks like a lovely place to visit. I like the effect created by the waterlogue app. Have a wonderful week and blessings for Easter. +

Mary Cromer said...

These are gorgeous, I would so love to have an application like this, but I do not have the right little piece of technology, oh well, I will enjoy your shares. Happy Easter my friend~

Diane Writes said...

Hi there name mate! Thank you for forever linking up :)

You are really enjoying your water-colour app :) I actually like the few photos you have been producing. I wouldn't thought that it came from a real photo if I wasn't told.

Spring is indeed a beautiful season to anywhere in the world. The blooms and colours are inspiring and heartwarming.

Wishing you a great week ahead name mate :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We loved our visit to Biltmore-- but it was between TG and Christmas...beautifully decorated, but I'd love to go back this time of year. Probably not gonna' happen though, so thanks for sharing your memories.

bettyl-NZ said...

When I lived in GA, I heard about this wonderful place but never made it to see for myself. Thanks for your great photos. Your edits are quite interesting, too.