Monday, September 27, 2010

A Little Bit of Color


Zac and I flew up to Philadelphia this weekend for a friend's wedding and to see his grandparents. Really quick trip but we had a great time. Spent some time at Longwood Gardens with the grandparents...sooo many great flowers! Haven't been to a botanical garden in a while and this place was pretty outstanding. The lilies were probably my favorite, if you can't tell from the photos...My World Watery Wednesday

31 comments:

Steve Borichevsky said...

Those lilypads are pretty cool. They look like a great place to hang out if you're a frog.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous flowers, breathtaking colors and Steve is right -- what a great place to hang out if you're a frog! Although actually I wouldn't mind hanging out on a lily pad like that one! Terrific captures as always, Jill! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

ladyfi said...

What magical colours and photos!

EG Wow said...

Wonderful photos, Jill!

Mama Zen said...

The lily pads are amazing!

ewok1993 said...

love all the images, especially the lily pads. how wonderful for you to visit this lovely place.

Xavi said...

I especially like the Victoria cruziana, beautiful captures, Jill!
Have a nice day.

Don't Bug Me! said...

I have never seen a flower with a nose before.....

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Stunningly beautiful photos!

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

Longwood is such a beautiful place, Christmas being one of the amazing times there. Your photos are stunning. Nicely done.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Gorgeous flowers, breathtaking colors!

Hope you have a great week!

Bram

elvira pajarola said...

MAGNIFICIENT.....I just dream about a little lake with all these Lilies.... ( between my woods and rocks),...will keep on dreaming..!

SUPERB pics...what miracle of colours!!!!
ciao ciao elvira

Barb said...

Those pads for the lilies look like they're pieces of sculpture floating on the water. The colors in your photos are so vivid - I haven't been to Longwood Garden for many years but believe it's one of the most beautiful in the US.

Kate said...

A little bit?? I'd say a whole lotta gorgeous color. Great pics! :)

♥ Calamity Anne ♥ said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos!!!

chasity said...

wow...such amazing colors in your photos.
very very pretty

veredit said...

OMG, Jill ... what a wonderful place and so much outstanding pictures with perfect light, really that's a lucky trip!

have a great week
isabella

Irene said...

Wow! Amazing shots. The lilypads are so gorgeous!

Tammie Lee said...

oh Jill! all so gorgeous!!! each and everyone!

Jane said...

Wow great macro on the bug, lovely series or very colourful shots. Thanks for sharing:)

Denise said...

What a delightful series of photographs. So colorful. Must have been a great place to walk around.

J Bar said...

Really beautiful shots and colours.

Laura said...

How beautiful your photos are! I used to live not too far from Longwood Gardens...took floral design classes there many years ago...such a gorgeous place!

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

Great shots and beautiful flower!

cat said...

Simply gorgeous!

NatureFootstep said...

the blue water lily I have only seen once and it was in a hotell in Kenya. Nice to see it in your blog. It was a treet. :)

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I agree with you....the lilies are absolutely stunning.

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I do hope you stop by for a visit if time allows!! Have a wonderful wednesday!

Tricia said...

A little? There's a ton of color & looks very pretty to the eyes! Great shots

Dan said...

So beautiful... alive and still at the same time.

Kim, USA said...

It's been ages that I haven't seen water lilies. The flowers are so gorgeous! Love it!
Color Carnival

Woody said...

Longwood is ~1 hour from my house and is a pretty spectacular botanical garden. The land was originally owned by William Penn and eventually was purchased by Pierre DuPont, where it underwent extensive expansion.

Beautiful photographs! Quite a contrast from the Rocky Mountains!