Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A trip back in time.

Here are a couple of snaps that I took while revisiting a Botanical Garden in Winter Park, Fla. where I grew up.

Hubby and I spent many a lazy sunny afternoons here while dating.
Doesn't it look like a painting?




Winter Park is known for it's lush Spanish Moss draped oaks and peaceful lakes.




Also very popular are the Coleus. { Not sure I got the spelling correct on that.}
Such brilliant colors... a feast for the eyes.




Wouldn't you love to climb this tree and nestle in the furry ferns?



Oh... the Palmettos. Just love their fan shape and they remind me of S.C...







Just looking up at this beautiful tree ...




Hope you enjoyed your tour of Harry P. Lue Gardens in Winter Park, Fla. (Just minutes away from Mickey )...



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34 comments:

xashee's corner said...

absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! Thank you so much for sharing such a LOVELY place! :) Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!

Happy To Be said...

Rose how beautiful is that...I have never been to Fl...but heard of the gardens..now I do Mickey here in Ca. you know the REAL MICKEY Disneyland...ha ha!! can you beleive I did the opening of Disneyland and then the 50th anniversary...Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

once in a blue moon... said...

very nice!

Susan said...

Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday Rose!

Oh my your photos of your pictures of the Botanical Gardens are gorgeous!!!

Thanks for sharing your photos.

Susan

Helen said...

I cannot tell you how many hours I have spent wandering these spectacular grounds ... I have also attended a few very sad memorial services here as well. I lived in Maitland for almost 8 years prior to moving out West 3.5 years ago...did you enjoy WLOQ soft jazz radio? My favorite station...all my out of town guests enjoy shopping on Park Avenue ... I worked for a huge transportation company, spent many hours at Disney, Universal and SeaWorld! Loved driving over to New Smyrna Beach at least once a month..... now ~ your photos are gorgeous!!!! Thank you for them.

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Thank you for sharing, when I go visit Mickey again I would like to visit these gardens.Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Sue

carolinajewel said...

What gorgeous photos! They are almost to colorful to be true!!!! They look like paintings of a dream. Thanks for sharing! :D Jewel

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Rose, all of those pictures look like paintings! Absolutely gorgeous. I enjoyed my trip to the Botanical Garden. Thanks. laurie

Diane said...

What a beautiful place to walk with a date! ♥

April said...

Gorgeous...makes me long for summer!

Tealady said...

What beautiful botanical gardens these are, and I love your photo technique to add interest. They would make lovely greetings cards!

All the best, Lana

tardevil said...

Your pictures are gorgeous!

tardevil said...

P.S. Just looked at your kitchen photo, and it reminded me that you have some roosters. Was in Cracker Barrel snooping around today, and they have a new collection of rooster stuff that is very nice. Like green plates w/ brown iron-ish roosters. Nice serving pieces, but I didn't catch the price!

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Ooh, you should show everyone what downtown Winter Park looks like, if you have pics. Jimmy and I went there once and it was so cute!

Justine ;o )

Lisa said...

The photos are very pretty. They do look like paintings. I will have to point my daughter that way, as she lives in Orlando.

Tootsie said...

what lovely photos! (you did spell coleus right) thanks for sharing!!!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Neat! Love what you did with the colors of the pictures...

XO,

Sheila :-)

squawmama said...

Rose that is not too far from where we are right now... We are over on the west coast in a RV park in Largo... Beautiful pictures... I have visited that place many times and Winter Park is just one of my favorite Florida cities... It is so quaint... Thanks for sharing...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

♥ Kathy said...

Very pretty

mbkatc230 said...

These are wonderful! Thanks for sharing. My sister in law has family in Winter Park, and she is always telling me how pretty it is. Thanks for the little tour! Kathy

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

Ohhhh Santamaker!!!! I have been to the Botanical Garden in Winter Park many times. I couldn't dare post my snaps after seeing yours though.
Okaym I'm jealous of your photography skills. There! I've said it aloud. You gotta name it to claim it girl :)

Steady On
Reggie Girl

artis1111 said...

I have always loved the trees with the moss hanging in them. Kathy

Shelia said...

Oh, I want to go there! This is so beautiful and makes me long for summer - the greeness not the hotness! lol
BE a sweetie and thanks for popping in to see me today.
Shelia ;)

prof en retraite said...

Hi Rose! I am putting the gardens on my "must see" list next time I head toward Disney World! And I love the effects that you added to the photos...where did you find them? Great post! Can't wait until March 2nd!...hugs...Debbie

Chari said...

Mornin' Rose...

Just stopping by to say hello and see what you're up to!

Girl, this botanical garden is simply gorgeous...I sure can see why you and your honey spent many a lazy afternoon here...so romantic!!! That first photo is absolutely gorgeous...it should be a painting! In fact, I just loved all your photos!!! Loved the tree with the pretty fern growing on the limb...ahhh!

Well my friend, have a nice day!
Love ya,
Chari

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Rose, this is gorgeous!! I love the spanish moss. Can only imagine climbin the tree and nesting and just letting the world go away.. Beautiful post my friend... Thanks for the visit darling... miss ya...hugs ~lynne~

Jill said...

I have visited winter park many times. I went to those gardens when I first moved to florida with my parents. I can't believe you grew up there! It's about 30 minutes from me.

~♥~ Monica S said...

These photos look unreal!! WOW they are so beautiful!! :-) Thanks for sharing!

Monica

Olive Rue said...

Thanks so much for the sweet comment. I meant to leave you a comment yesterday but we had some really bad weather and it kept knocking our internet out.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I love how moss-draped trees are both eerie & romantic @ the same time. Great photos!

bj said...

tHESE ARE absolutely beautiful...thanks so much for sharing, dear Rose.
xo bj

Bo said...

Hi Rose...sorry to be so late getting around to visit, but what a treat for these old eyes! These photos do make you want to stroll lazily along & enjoy each & every scene...just beautiful! ;-) Bo

nikkicrumpet said...

Gorgeous pictures....there is just something about spanish moss that makes me so happy. It is one of my favorite things. I want to live somewhere where it grows someday!

Penny said...

What a beautiful post. I grew up in Lakeland, Fl, but lived in Winter Park for a year before moving to Atlanta 1977. I still visit friends who grew up in Winter Park and still live there.
Thanks again for sharing!
Penny