Saturday, July 11, 2015

Longwood Gardens

It has been a week already since my trip to Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania. I would recommend that place for a day trip. What is so great about Longwood Gardens is that you can visit in each season and there is always something wonderful to discover. It is so tranquil and a great place to take a seat on a bench and knit or crochet.

So what is Longwood Gardens you might ask? As the name gives you a big hint it is a garden. It sits on 1,077 acres. The famous Pierre S. du Pont is the founder. It is an array of beautiful trees, plants and flowers of all kinds. It is usually known for its intricate fountain display. Some of the fountains were used for a special lights in different colors show with classical music on certain nights. The show was fantastic. But the fountains are being renovated so attention is drawn to the meticulous gardens, architectural displays and a beautiful conservatory.

For this trip my focus was on the lilly ponds. They just captured my attention because they were in full bloom. There were lots of dragon flies which are one of my favorite insects. I love their colors. When I was growing up I thought that they stung but found out they didn't and I became fascinated by them. The fascination was seeing the day flowers close and the night flowers open as the evening came.

Topiary Garden
Day Lilly Pad Flowers
Night Lilly Pad Flowers - I was able to see them close and open in the evening

Because the fountains are being renovated there was another show that was new for the evening. This was the opening day for the show. The name was Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience. I know when it comes to art everyone has their own opinion about it. Well, with this I kept saying, 'Beam me up Scotty'. it was the music that had me saying that. I felt an eerie feeling. Some of the show I liked and other parts of it I didn't. There is too much walking. The show was spread out across a certain part of the grounds. I walked around all afternoon to see the grounds and the wonderful Observatory so when it came to walking for the show it was too much.

It was a show of lights illuminating off of the trees. One of the parts I liked where they had the light illuminating off of the trees and it was by the water so it looked like waves of the sea and dolphins jumping out of the water and back in. That was neat to see. The other part I loved was at the topiary gardens and what they did with that. My opinion is just that and when you visit you will have your own opinion. All in all Longwood Gardens is a place to visit with all its beauty among the trees, flowers and I forgot about the birds you see and architectural designs. And I also can't forget their dining aea because the food is good. And when you think about it doesn't that just go so nice with our knitting and crochet. The wold of color and design.

If you are able to just visit and see for yourself that it is a piece of treasure for the Pennsylvania area.

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