Thursday, February 4, 2010

Longwood Gardens

It's time for some flower photos.

These were taken last year in early May at one of my favorite places in the world - Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania. Lucky for me, our family used to live just a couple miles away.

And I get to go visit in April!

It's painful how beautiful Longwood Gardens is. And the scent of the thousands of flowers when you step into The Conservatory, the perfection of the lawn, everything. My lifelong wish is to sleep on that lawn. Speaking of dreams, the previous #1 on my to-do list at Longwood was to eat a kumquat. Don't tell anyone... but I have succeeded.

One of my most vivid childhood memories is of coming to Longwood and entering The Conservatory. My sister, Kristen, and I would inevitably make our way to the kumquat trees in the big terra cotta pots, and gaze up in awe at the little tiny oranges that weren't. We wondered what they tasted like, if they could possibly be edible.

Little did I know I would come back 15 years later and slurp one of those elusive miniature oranges - without being caught!! Delicious, though a bit too sour. (By the way, I picked it up off the ground.)

The flowers and plants here are just gorgeous.

I'll let you know if I ever manage to touch that lawn...

1 comment:

  1. mmm, I love that middle shot of the tulips! Gorgeous depth of field. Figures that I would comment on the flowers - but I promise I am interested in and looking at the foodsies, too!! : )
    Your momma just sent me the address to this blog - beautiful design, and great idea, Kels!
    Hope you are well, my love!