Monday, August 31, 2015

Monday pics

Yesterday I went to the Boothbay Botanical Gardens in Boothbay (no surprise there), which is about a twenty-five minute drive from my house. The weather was perfect, hot and sunny, and though it's late summer there was still plenty in bloom. Here a few...


one of the many wind sculptures that move...
wouldn't you love to have a little brook like this in your back yard?

The only negative thing I have to say is that the admission cost of $16 per person was a little pricey. I think the last time I went it was $12, which seems much more reasonable. On the other hand, I've been to a few botanical gardens and I think ours is exceptionally nice. The short drive is a bonus, too.

So. What did you do this weekend? Have any fun?

28 comments:

  1. Nice shots. The wind chimes are really unique.
    That does seem rather expensive for gardens.

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    1. Admittedly, there is a lot to maintain, but the price puts it out of reach for some.

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  2. Nah, no fun, we had a windstorm on Saturday, blew out the power all over the Lower Mainland of Vancouver. We had one candle and one flashlight with batteries (no extra). Ate cold food, read a lot while the light held and couldn't even get out of the parking garage due to electronic setup. Then the ADT alarm went all night and the next morning until someone told us it was only in our apartment (I didn't know how to disable it as we had just moved in a few weeks ago and never had an alarm setup) Sheesh. . .Your weekend sound much much better. I got a migraine, too from that alarm. . .I did try to figure out how to shut it off, but mechanical things and me don't work well together.

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    1. That sucks. I hate weekends that turn out shitty.

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  3. It was a weekend of movie watching and shopping with my Chipmunk, so yep, a fun weekend.

    The pictures look so beautiful. I imagine that botanical garden is a wonderful place to relax and just...breathe.

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    1. It did smell rather nice...

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  4. $16 seems a lot to me but it does look lovely. I helped my one son move this weekend so today is rest time.
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    1. Moving is hard! You definitely deserve a day of rest after.

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  5. Love the gardens - and yes, to a stream running through the yard. Our botanic gardens are free, but they get you on the parking front. And we have spend $16 parking at those free gardens.

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  6. You would love our local Longwood Gardens (on an estate that used to belong to the DuPont family) -- except for the price, which is $20.

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    1. I guess our place isn't the most expensive.

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  7. Beautiful. I spent my Sunday at the farmers market, getting sunburned. Again.

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  8. I read about this in the newspaper. Sounds wonderful. Love the images, too! For me, the last few weekends have been for school prep and moving kiddos into college. Not much time (or energy) for much else.

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    1. I'm not surprised! If you ever get the chance, you should check it out - if you like flowers :)

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  9. we have them kanas from the first photo in my yard too... they can grow so big over the summer...

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    1. Those caught my eyes immediately.

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  10. Yes, I would love to have a little brook in my backyard. Theoretically. I think maybe I'd really prefer a "water feature." We just got very lucky with Hurricane Erika turning into a Tropical Storm and then not even really that. We were thinking TONS of rain. Thus far, it's really just been occasional thunderstorms. Pretty much normal weather this time of year.

    I love your pics, though. I'd like to grow flowers here, but it's just too hot in the summer to be out in the garden.

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    1. I'd love to grow flowers like that, too. Sadly I do not have much of a green thumb or the extra time required to create something so lovely, except perhaps on paper...

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  11. Beautiful! That looks like my area right now. Florida won't go out of bloom. Something is flowering at all times.

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    1. I miss the green in the winter here. It gets so drab and depressing.

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  12. Gorgeous shots - I need to visit our botanical gardens. I don't how much it is. But that price does seem a little expensive. :)

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    1. Thanks. I love Botanical Gardens :)

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  13. I missed this post. Great pictures. Love them.

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