SOLSC Day 12
Today we are going to finish up our trip to Longwood Gardens. I can hear your relief. After we left the duPonte House we walked down to one of the lakes on the property.
As we walked. we passed a blooming crocus, then two, and finally a whole patch in bloom.
At the lake we could see some geese on the far side.
At this point Erika had to leave us to get home before her sons got home from school. It was so wonderful spending this time with her. After she left, Kathy and walked around the lake. We saw these interesting bushes. I don’t know what they are. I did read their names while we were there but I didn’t jot it down.
There is a gazebo by the lake. My understanding is that it is a favorite spot for weddings. I can see why. I bet it is just beautiful at different times of the year.
We then decided to walk back to the entrance and head home. On the way we stopped to rest and just enjoy the surroundings.
If I am not mistaken these are roses making up the arches. It must be a sight to see when they are in bloom. Another reason to go back. This is what we saw in the center of the area.
Remember back in a earlier post I had said that when we entered there were many orchids on display and for sale? Well, as we were leaving there were very few left. We looked at what was there and still ended up buying two. We bought small ones because with three cats at home safe spots for flowers is at a premium. So many people say that orchids are easy to grow. We shall see.
We got in the cat, programmed the GPS for home, and set off. Of course it took us via a different route than the way we came. When we got back to Reading we just had to stop an B & N. I think my car is programmed to automatically stop at any book store it passes. A slice of quiche, a slice of cheesecake, a frappachino, and some new books made a perfect ending to a wonderful day.