Sunday, January 11, 2009

Today's Flowers.......

Today's Flowers were taken back in September 2006, when we went to visit the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. The photos below were taken in or in front of the Conservatory. The last photo, is the flower that is either side of the entry doors to the conservatory. I am sorry I do not know the name of the flowers. It you get a chance the estate is well worth a visit. There is a lot to see and it will take you all day to see things. I wouldn't mind going again some day.






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29 comments:

Marla said...

I love the flower photo's, so very pretty. Can't wait to see flowers bloom again around here.

Twisted Fencepost said...

The flowers are beautiful, Gill!
I am so jealous! I have wanted to go there forever. One of these days I'll get up there. Hopefully, during the spring.

Rudee said...

Everything here is under a blanket of white. It's nice to look at flowers. The Biltmore Estate is beautiful.

George said...

The flowers and gardens at the Biltmore Estate are gorgeous. Thanks for the memories.

Raven said...

I think the last flower is called the 'Trumpet' flower. I looked up my gardening encyclopaedia but all I could find was the yellow trumpet which was different. Anyway it looks like a trumpet.

Old Lady Lincoln said...

We haven't been there in a while. The first time we went there, our youngest was about five years old. We couldn't get over how huge the place is. They've added a lot more things to see now. She was so afraid of the big bear rugs they had in the large dining room that myself and the guard could not convince her to step into the room.

Another daughter went there a few years ago and she said they have added some stores or something like that on the grounds for tourist to see and shop in.

Naturegirl said...

I would never be close enough to visit this estate so I thank you for posting in TF!

Titania said...

Lovely tropicals. The name is Datura or Angels Trumpet. The name is so appropriate as they also have an heavenly scent.

Lib said...

Hi Gill,
Love the flowers!
Love your new dress!Have Fun!
Have a great day!
Blessins',Lib

Arija said...

Love the Angel Trumpets!

Arija said...

Love the Angel Trumpets!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Always lovely to see flowers at this time of the year - the gardens are a bit sparse. Plenty of bulbs on the way though - roll on spring. A x

Mamapippa said...

The pink ones are a little bit strange, but beautiful !
Greetings !

scrappy quilter said...

You always amaze me with the photography you take. I so enjoy seeing these pictures of places I probably won't ever see. It's so neat to see these places through your eyes.

Jess said...

Ok..I have just one question for you...How do you ever have so much time to post daily?

I can hardly keep up with all my followers and posting... you are such a ring-leader!

Love your blog! and the flowers were lovely.

Have a great week ahead.
Love, Jess

Shammickite said...

That last flower is Brugmansia.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I love Biltmore, Gill. Glad you have visited there. It is definitely a beautiful area. In fact, that entire area around Asheville is gorgeous.

Beautiful flowers.
Hugs,
Betsy

Darla said...

The last one is an Angel Trumpet, they are so pretty.

Reader Wil said...

Gill, wonderful flowers! I don't know the names of the flowers either, because we haven't got them in my country. But they are very beautiful!

Tammie Lee said...

Beautiful, those pink flowers are wonderful. I do believe the last hanging flower is some kind of datura, angel trumpet. It often smells divine.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Thanks my friend for posting here in TODAY'S FLOWERS!

Wonderful post!

Luiz

Day4plus said...

Very nice. MB

Carletta said...

Lovely!
I've gone by the Biltmore but wasn't able to stop. Need to get there one day.

fishing guy said...

Gill: Those are really beautiful flower captures.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Gill, would you believe I only live about 3or 4 hours from the the Biltmore House and I have never been there. I will make it over there someday !

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh we have been there when we went to Tenn. what a neat place. Lovely flowers

Natural Moments said...

What a great building to house such beautiful flowers. It does look like a place I would like to visit.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Pretty in pink. I like them.

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Olga said...

The last one is my favorite! I saw the same flowers in Atlanta and in DC...can't remember their name though.