Thursday, March 28, 2013

Blooming Spring

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Nestled in the rolling hills of Woodside, California, lies a secret…at least it was to me…

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…a magical place called Filoli.  House and gardens that fill the mind, bless the senses, and make for the most glorious of days--and I’d love to share just a little bit of it with you.

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Buds bursting and waiting for their turn to bloom…

 

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…tulips & forget-me-nots mingled in perfect profusion…

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…peeks of springtime colors through lovely architectural bits…

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…and the wisteria—Oh! the wisteria!

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Even the weeds—and there weren’t many, I promise you!—held their own in beauty…

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The moment my eyes fell on this one, below, my subconscious said, “persistence”…

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No matter which direction we looked, gorgeous vistas—planned and natural… 

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…incredible borders…

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…buttery tulips and sweet columbines were very happy companions here…

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Sensory overload, everywhere we turned…

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And always present—the beautiful clock tower—keeping watch over all…

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…from the perfect symmetry of a single bloom…

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…to masses of perfect blooms…

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……………………………sigh…………………………..

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…and what joy to just get lost as we wandered through tall, grassy fields exploding with daffodils…

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I spent the day wishing I had some way to record the scents as I passed through this paradise…

And the best part of all?

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Seeing the beautiful faces of beautiful friends as we walked through the glories of Spring together…

Wishing you all the beauties of the season,

Julie

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