Archive for August, 2011

Flowers From Our Yard: Carletta Day Lily

August 31, 2011

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Our roses are our favorite flowers, but we also like our day lilies.  Day lilies thrive even when neglected.  We enjoy them even more when they are re-blooming day lilies like Carletta.

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Fall Creek Falls

August 29, 2011

Fall Creek Falls, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee. April 21, 2009.

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Fall Creek Falls here in Tennessee is definitely one of our favorite waterfalls.  Our first ‘big’ date was to Fall Creek Falls State Park, and it has remanded a very special place for us.

Flowers From Our Yard: Paradise Rose

August 26, 2011

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We’ve had Paradise rose is our yard for several years now.  It’s a hybrid tea rose with a delightful fragrance and an unusual color — a lilac mauve.  Needless to say, that makes it fairly unique in our rose garden.

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Biltmore House Reflection

August 24, 2011

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I captured this reflection in one of the pools of the Italian Garden on the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.  George Vanderbilt opened the house in 1895, and I thought the black ad white photo evoked that era.

The Tepees

August 22, 2011

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The Tepees are cone-shaped rock formations in the Petrified Forest National Park.  They contain multiple layers of colorful rocks.

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Italian Garden at Biltmore

August 21, 2011

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The Italian Garden at the Biltmore Estate near Asheville, North Carolina, was designed to be an outdoor room adjacent to the house.  It contains three pools filled with aquatic plants.

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The Agate Bridge

August 18, 2011

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This is a drawing of the Agate Bridge is the Petrified Forest National Park.  The bridge is formed by a petrified log over a gully washed out by centuries of floods.  The concrete support under the log was added back in 1917.

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Lilies in Our Yard

August 16, 2011

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We missed many of the lilies in our yard because of our trip out west.  Our neighbors said that the bed near the road had many beautiful lilies putting on a show.  These were still blooming when we got back home.

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San Felipe de Neri Rectory Garden

August 11, 2011

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This is a drawing of the Rectory Garden of San Felipe de Neri church in Albuquerque.  The church was built in 1793, and although we weren’t able to see the interior of the church, we did enjoy the garden.  The picture on which this drawing was based is shown below.

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The Birthday Girl and the Sunflowers

August 9, 2011

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I snapped this this picture of Betsy surrounded by sunflowers at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.  The sunflowers were beautiful, but my Beautiful Bride was even more so.