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Friday, May 24, 2013

A Couple...

of photos from a recent trip to Biltmore House & Gardens (minus the house).



I loved the lily pond! 


I was relaxing on a bench under this vine covered portico, enjoying the cool breeze and snapping photos when I saw this couple strolling along. I imagined young lovers in days gone by walking out among the beautiful garden with a stodgy chaperone trailing behind. 

You know, to keep things like this from happening... 


I couldn't resist. I do think it's a great photo, though. They were so casual and comfortable, and seemed to be lost in their own little world of love.

I took about 300 photos of the house & gardens so there are a lot to sort through for future show & tell. They don't let you take photographs inside the house anymore, which is a real bummer!  

Have you ever been to Biltmore House & Gardens?


Have a safe Memorial Day weekend!


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13 comments:

  1. São umas belas fotos das lindas flores, sendo a do casal uma linda foto casual que mostra que a vida tem coisas boas.

    ag

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    1. It was a lovely day and they were an equally lovely couple :)

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  2. oh i'm laughing about the chaperon lol...beautiful pics...i haven't been there yet, YET!

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    1. Tanya, It is a sight to behold, that's for sure! Take an umbrella for standing in the sun, though. Sometimes you have to wait on the tram for awhile :(

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  3. Anne so glad you and Carrie had such a grand time. The photos are beautiful!! Loving this one especially, hehehe

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    1. Too bad you couldn't come on Tuesday, but they probably would have thrown us out for being so giddy or maybe giggly ;)

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    2. Don't you know it. My poor hubby would have gone back to the car and hide!! lol

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  4. I love water lilies too and that fab portico...I took some photos of that the last time I visited. Love Biltmore House, when did you go?

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    1. I went on Tuesday with my friend, Carrie Fancett Pagels. She just published her debut novella, Return to Shirley Plantation: A Civil War Romance.

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  5. so beautiful... I do hope you will share with I Heart Macro over at my blog too:-)

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  6. I love lily ponds too! You got some wonderful pictures. I would like to visit the Biltmore.

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