Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Italian Garden

They were redoing the Italian Garden when I went to the Biltmore in spring of 2008. In the spring of 2009, the ponds were finished, but nothing growing there. I was amazed at how lovely the ponds were on this trip!

When I was in Mauritius (in the Indian Ocean) in summer of 2007, I went to a botanical garden where they had a pond of these huge lily pads growing. I was amazed....they are three feet or more across! Here they are at the Biltmore also (above).
These ponds with their beautiful vegetaion were a fantastic surprise!
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3 comments:

CelticWoman said...

tranquil as well as beautiful.

Anonymous said...

What can I say..your photo's are always to die for...the colors and the subjects are just wonderful and I really enjoy looking at them.

I'm just learning to take pics so this is really special for me.
Thanks for sharing this with all of us..

pat

Jan Castle said...

Oh my...how beautiful...wish I were there to photograph them with you!
Jan