This little bench said it all, "Enjoy the garden of life".
After walking and taking photos, I visited the conservatory. There were quail wandering the paths. So beautiful. The scent of blossoms, jasmine, honeysuckle, something sweet and heavy.
How about this girls... thirty or more orchids!
Elizabeth has all of us trying our luck, bringing orchids back into bloom.
Some are better at it than others.
I spent some time in the library at the garden. Reading all the periodicals on gardening. I shopped at the gift shop and bought a few things for Mike and Amanda's wedding next year. Then I bought a cold bottle of apple juice, and enjoyed it on a bench under a oak tree that was golden.
Then my sweetheart called to say he was finished and on his way to pick me up.
But for all the trees in the forests, our girl loves this tree best. Every time Penny leaves her home with us, she runs around the tree, and I sing, She'll be Coming Round the Mountain. Now she can sing the song herself, and runs like the wind around it.
Yes, we are enjoying the garden of life.
Thanks for stopping by.
Enjoy this beautiful day.