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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Our tree looks good, don't you think?  :)  Actually, we can't take credit.   One of the many benefits of my mom's living where she does is that she's relatively close to us, another is that she's a stone's throw from the beautiful Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square.  This is one of the trees in the conservatory.  We purchased tickets for their Christmas exhibit through the alumni association of our college about a month ago, but had no idea how magnificent and festive the gardens would actually be. We visited there on Saturday evening  along with hundreds of others.  It was worth braving the chilly temperatures, the crowds of very polite people, and the college's total screw up of our admission.  The Longwood folks were wonderful; the college folks, not so much.  No big news there...


These gargoyles in the children's garden are magical 

as was the outdoor train garden

The outdoor train garden was magical
 
This bell thing is one of a kind.  The sounds issued from it are magnificent.
 
The player was dressed a la Phantom of the Opera - mask and all.

And then time to go look for our car....

10 comments:

Purple Flowers said...

You must have had a magical time. Every photo looks beautiful, and the night bring it to life.
Glad you had a great time!

Linda Reeder said...

I have been to Longworth Gardens in the early summer. It's am amazing place, and at Christmas time, WOW!

Snappy Di said...

Oh MY! Those gardens must have made it so worth the trip.

DI

Linda said...

It looks like it was well worth the effort. Beautiful.

George said...

Wow, these gardens are absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for taking us along with you. I hope you found your car without any problems!

Maggie said...

Very wow. Gorgeous....but no snow.

Happyone :-) said...

What a beautiful place to visit. All is just gorgeous. Love the many poinsettias!!!!!

Cheryl said...

I've always wanted to visit the Gardens during Christmas. It's very close to Rob's parents' house. Maybe next year? How cold was it?

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

The gardens look magical and so beautiful! I love the poinsettias and the train. What a gorgeous place to visit and get in the Christmas spirit.

vanillabeanbaker said...

The tree was beautiful as were all the potted plants and flowers. How nice of an evening, especially to have also been entertained with the lovely music.