Nature's Blue Carpet

The Gardens at Winterthur

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Lilacs of Winterthur

Winterthur Gardens and Museum has several varieties of this scented beauty. It was a joy to be around them; wish I could photograph smells, too!

Heavenly Blue

I am not sure what these flowers are, but they are divine!

Welcome to My World...

Saturday Self-Challenge: Frame Within a Frame Photographed during "the Golden Hour" at Winterthur Gardens near Wilmington, Delaware. It was unusually mild for a November day.

The Best of Autumn

The woodlands of Winterthur Gardens and Museum near Wilmington Delaware. Thank you so very much for all your kind comments and stars; they are most appreciated! :-))

Tribute to a Dear Friend

Yesterday I received bad news; my dear friend, Jean, died suddenly on March 3, 2017. I have known Jean for most of my life and always regarded her as my second mother. After I moved from my hometown in New Jersey, we kept in touch through letter writing and visiting each other when we had the chance. Jean was a vibrant and healthy 88 year old who could run circles around people half her age.She was an anachronism, preferring "snail" mail instead of email and "land line" instead of cell phone. She rode he…

The Sundial Garden at Winterthur

What a beautiful day it was to tour the gardens at Winterthur near Wilmington, Delaware; warm and sunny!

Stained Glass Beauty

"The Reader", circa 1897 By the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company Based on "La Liseuse", painted by Jules Joseph Lefebvre (1836-1911) Exhibited at the 1889 Salon in Paris This beautiful work of stained glass art is one of the many visually stunning pieces that was on display in the Tiffany exhibit at Winterthur near Wilmington, Delaware this past summer.The lamps were beautiful, but I was completely enthralled by this gorgeous rendering of the Lefebvre painting in stained glass. Tiffany Glass deserved i…

The Next Generation...

Developing seed pods of a peony after bloom. Thank you so much, dear friends, for your kind words and faves; I deeply appreciate it! Have a great week, all! :-))
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