Thursday, November 17, 2011

Longwood Gardens

I'm totally obsessed with nature. I always have cut flowers in my home, gardening is one of my favorite past times (albeit a teeeeny tiny garden), my husband rescues trees, and I feel a wonderful sense of peace in nature. All these reasons are just a few of why Longwood Gardens is one of my all time favorite day trips.

If you've never been you're missing out. Well unless you've got some wicked allergy to flowers, then maybe it's not the place for you. For everyone else, find a day, take a break, stop and smell the flowers. Or just take in the view. There is so much to see I'm not going to go into it all, but it's really a remarkable du Pont property.

This mum is HUGE! Haha!! The Chrysanthemum Festival only runs through this coming Sunday, 11/20, so make a trip out this weekend. 
There are so so so many beautiful varieties, it's pretty major. 

They lined a portion of the conservatory's ceiling in parasols. It's so lovely with the sun shining through them. It's a funny thing being in the conservatory. 
I always find myself marveling that this was someone's HOME! 
Way before it was open to the public it was Pierre du Pont's residence. 
Can you imagine!?! 

I L.O.V.E going to Longwood. I highly highly highly recommend it to all of you! 
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What do you think? Should I go back to green hair?