Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas at Longwood Gardens

Last weekend the whole family took a trip to Longwood Gardens. Longwood Gardens is a wonderful place to visit. I've linked to their website if you want to see more pictures or read about the history of it. It's a well known place in this area. When we tell people the town we've moved to, they often don't recognize it but when we say, "It's right near Longwood Gardens," they know exactly where we are.

I took LOTS of pictures. Lots. Of. Pictures. The pictures don't do it justice as it was absoulutely beautiful. I was unable to get pictures of the outside lights because besides being totally frigid last weekend, it's just not really possible for my little digital camera to capture the beauty. The website has additional pictures though of the outside and you can check them out if you wish. Also, some of my photos aren't as clear or as bright as I'd like them to be. It's kind of dark in some of the areas and my flash isn't all that powerful. I still wanted to share them though because some of the decorating ideas are really unique and definitely "doable" at home.

I'll share some of my photos with you and try to keep my commentary to a minimum which many of you know, will be difficult for me.

There were lots of beautiful trees and various decorations:

There were lots of beautiful flowers and wreaths:

But the most beautiful thing of all at Longwood Gardens last weekend was...

The sweet little girl is The Niece by the way. You sure can see the family resemblance, don't you think? I hope you enjoyed my pictures. We'll be going to Longwood again next weekend. It's a great place to take visiting family.

Last but not least, I should mention that this is my 198th post! I am planning on another new post for Kimba's Christmas Open House on Tuesday which will be #199 and then... on Wednesday... I am having a giveaway for my 200th post! It will be a small giveaway of something I've handcrafted, but it will be a giveaway nonetheless. I hope you'll come back to enter.

See you Tuesday! Have a great weekend!


Darlene said...

Those gardens are beautiful....I enlarged each picture and looked them over...GORGEOUS! You can definitely tell the family resemblance between the two of them and they are BOTH ADORABLE!!!

Congrats on your upcoming 200th post!

Running Jen said...

Great pictures, that place looks beautiful! Your niece and Alden look like happy cousins, they are both so cute

Cathy said...

Great pictures Sis! And you made me tear up when you said the two most beautiful things at Longwood Gardens....damn pregnancy hormones!! But seriously they are the cutest things ever!! ;)

Always Smiling said...

It looks very pretty there! The kids are so cute!

ChrissyCuz said...

Hi Caren.
Your pictures came out so nice. I still haven't printed mine out yet. Now that Christmas is over I will do it. I love the pictures of the most beautiful things at Longwood Gardens. :o)