Saturday, November 17, 2012

Gardens & Conservatories: Day 17 of 30 Days of Thanksgiving

"The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail." ~ Isaiah 58: 11 (NIV)

Today, I am thankful for our beautiful gardens and conservatories. My husband took the day off and we went on a fun day trip up to Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania for the second to last day of their annual autumn and thousand bloom chrysanthemum displays. I thought we'd miss out on this year's event so was thrilled to be able to enjoy it today. The above photo shows the official thousand bloom chrysanthemum for 2012 but the photo doesn't do it justice. It's really amazing in person. I'll post some more photos from our trip below.

If you regularly visit my blog you know I love gardens and gardening. We're frequent visitors to the National Arboretum and other local gardens and we enjoy gardening in our own yard too. It's a great way to connect with God's creation and get out in nature. What gardens do you enjoy?

Longwood Gardens' conservatory gardens entrance was lovely. As you can see, it was filled with red lanterns and flanked by neat yellow spiral chrysanthemum topiaries and the official thousand bloom chrysanthemum is visible through the doors in the distance.

Daisy like chrysanthemum topiaries surrounded by lush tropical foliage and giant yellow chrysanthemums line part of the walkway of the old part of the Longwood Gardens conservatory.

The center aisle of the old part of Longwood Gardens' conservatory is flanked with two white spiral chrysanthemum topiaries and a variety of bright yellow chrysanthemums.

I'm not sure what Longwood Gardens calls this section but we think of it as the Greenhouse. There were some neat chrysanthemum and bonsai displays there (bonsai not pictured as they were on the other side of the chrysanthemums).

What are you thankful for today? May the God of all peace bless you and keep you!

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