Sunday, January 22, 2012

Visit to a Garden




 We recently spent some time with good friends in Naples. A visit to the Naples Botanical Garden had been discussed on other visits but was a reality this time. It was wonderful! My favorite part of the garden was the Children's Garden which had an enclosed butterfly house. You can read about the garden here. And you can get a free app for your iPhone or iPad at the app store.
As usual I was up very early and caught this sunrise from their lanai. It was a good sign. A trip to my friend's knitting store, lunch with the husbands and then off to the gardens.




The flowers were beautiful. The landscape was gorgeous.



I shall visit again. If you are in the area, the gardens are a treat.

14 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds like you had a very nice day, the gardens are beatuiful:@)

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

What are those beautiful floating yellow pads on the water? Really like those!

Snap said...

I love to visit gardens where ever I go. The Naples Garden is lovely. Thanks for sharing with us and looks like you enjoyed visiting with friends.

Vee said...

Thank you for sharing your stroll through such a lovely garden. We'll not be seeing flowers outside for months to come yet and one does begin to feel starved for them. It's the reason I am hanging onto the drying rose!

Shirley said...

Carol, Your flowers were beautiful and I loved the butterflies that were so pretty. We visited the butterfly house when we went to Branson. Your sunrise was beautiful and has a way of starting your day. I am doing a little reading this morning while I am deciding what we are doing. Have a great day Your Missouri Friend.

Jackie said...

Hi Carol all the photographs are wonderful. I love the lily pads, reminds me of Kew Gardens Botanical Gardens. There are butterflies in the glasshouse at RHS Wisley, until the end of February, we have been the last two years so may give it a miss this year.
Have a good week Jackie in Surrey, UK.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Oh, to be in Florida and enjoying the weather and those amazing gardens. Beautiful photos. We had snow most of the day yesterday.

Maggie said...

Stunning photos Carol, especially the sunrise.
What a wonderful start to the day that must have been.

Olive Cooper said...

That first water image needs framing!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Gorgeous photos, thanks for sharing - they've brightened my day!

Sall's Country Life said...

What a treat to visit a garden on this cold and snowy day!! thanks for sharing!

Sheila said...

The lily pads and sunrise are such gorgeous photos. You must have enjoyed such a lovely visit to the gardens!

Martha said...

I so enjoy gardens and your pictures are beautiful!

Rettabug said...

Been to Naples a million times, too & never made it this garden either. Double Phooey! *sigh*

I really enjoyed seeing your photos, Carol. Makes me feel like I'm almost on vacation. Almost.........

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