Sunday, June 24, 2012

Longwood Gardens

Sunday was a relaxing day. Todd and I went to Longwood Gardens  with our dear friends, Chad and Heather.
Longwood Gardens was originally land that William Penn (Mr. Penn is considered the founder of Pennsylvania) sold to the Pierce Family in 1700, and was operated as a working farm.  The Pierce family planted an arboretum and used the area as a public park.
Eventually Pierre DuPont bought the land from the Pierce family.
Mr. DuPont was a savvy businessman and formed one of the richest dynasties in America. 
Longwood Gardens is a legacy that Pierre DuPont left for generations to enjoy. 
Thanks to Mr. DuPont, we certainly did enjoy the gardens.
You can see more beautiful photos with the slideshow below.

That was a view from my window.  Let's see more!

Head on over to Unknown Mami for more views.


15 pretty purplexing comments:

  1. LOOKS lovely there. Glad you shared. I enjoyed the tour since I have no other way to visit. take care.

  2. Wow great shots.....looks like a beautiful place! Happy Monday!

  3. What a beautiful garden! I told DH that I would like to go over to the Botanical Gardens in St. Louis, and seeing your pictures has made me determined to do so *soon*.

  4. Gorgeous!!!! Looked like a very hot day too. You and Heather were the most beautiful flowers in the garden. Many fantastic images!!

  5. gardens along with nice weather makes for a great day.

  6. Great shots!! Esp. the first dragonfly. I love Longwood Gardens. My aunt lives very close by. I took my pictures at the Denver Botanic Gardens this week. Hope you come by.

  7. Great pictures!! Looks so beautiful!

  8. You are so lucky to have such beautiful gardens to explore. I LOVE the dragonfly pic.
    I hope you are surviving the summer vacation. It is almost mid year break here too but clearly not so warm and sunny.

    1. Thank you. Summer vacation only began a few weeks ago. Had a few hot one, but all in all it's been a good summer.

  9. It's as pretty as I remember, We haven't been there since 1999. We are headed to south Jersey this weekend to see family and go on a 9 days cruise to the Caribbean. First we need to load up on soft pretzels, tastycakes, real philly cheese steaks and New York style pizza. Of course the Phillies are away..grrr!

  10. Sorry I'm late but haven't had time/connection to blog.
    Thanks for your visit and comment!
    That place looks amazing. Have a good week!

  11. Gorgeous! Hey, I just noticed you bought your domain. Congratulations!


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