Thursday, September 8, 2011

Beautiful garden tour

This post is coming a few weeks after the fact, I’m afraid. I meant to write it immediately after it happened, but it was a busy week and I just didn’t get around to it as I’d intended. I hope you can still appreciate it even later.

I discovered about a month ago that every Tuesday in August, you can tour the beautiful Thanksgiving Point Gardens for just $2. I’ve never seen them but have heard great things, so I was excited to check it out. And the last Tuesday in the month I had my opportunity.

The only unfortunate part of this experience was the weather. It was during the heat wave last month, so it was about 90ish degrees the whole time we were walking around and then the clouds moved in, making it humid. I was a little surprised how much the weather sapped my energy, but I still enjoyed myself in spite of that.

The gardens are beautifully designed, and I loved being out among the plants. I also benefitted from my cousin’s knowledge of plants because she could tell me what we were seeing as we walked along. I must confess that I don’t remember the names of all the flowers so I won’t be able to put them here.



The water in the creek didn’t look terribly appealing, but I really wanted to put my feet in it the whole time I was there, so I couldn’t resist taking a picture of the statue poised to do the same thing.

Greediest fish ever. For .25 you can purchase a handful of food to feed these Koi, and man do they get excited about it! But, they were sure fun to watch, and they were beautiful fish.


Just a few views I love



Care for a bath anyone? Although the sign did say not to wade or play in the fountain. How about a horse ride?


For the kids. Love the sign!


Finally, ladies of leisure with nothing better to do than sit in the garden. Haha!



1 comment:

Kari World Conqueror said...

Looks like you had a fun day, my dear! I'm excited I found your blog. :)