Saturday, November 08, 2008

Autumn Vacation 2008, Part IV

I'm glad you all enjoyed the pontoon boat ride - I loved seeing the alligators - you know my fear of water - as long as I'm not in the water, I'm perfectly safe from alligators. They were small and really fun to watch as they glided back and forth in the pond.

Continuing our vacation in the Myrtle Beach area -- we had a wonderful lunch on the grounds of Brookgreen Gardens. They make use of many volunteers, which I am sure keeps their costs down. Most of today's post will be the beautiful flowers - you know me and flowers! I'll throw in a few of the sculptures, but not a lot, since we have so many here in our town - one of theirs was one that we have in our sculpture park.

There won't be much to say, because the beauty speaks for itself.

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It was as if the butterflies were posing for me.

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I love this one - the web with the creator in the middle.


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See the black bees?


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The variety was fabulous.



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The last magnolia blossom of the season?!




Next stop - The mountains of North Carolina.

Kristen has written a great update on Feisty and other fun things. She wishes she had more to visit all of you, but she greatly appreciates your encouragement and prayers! Check it out, if you have a few minutes.


I'm re-posting this picture, because I couldn't resist!



9 comments:

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Beautiful flowers and other photos, Dawn.

I'll go see what Kristen has to say as soon as I leave here.

Any chance of you and Kristen making your blogs public again anytime soon? My memory is so bad, I hate that I don't have Bloglines to let me know y'all have new posts. I simply forget to check in to see if you have anything new posted.

(What are the chances that we'd both serve ribs for Sunday Dinner?? I haven't cooked ribs in months!)

Have a great Sunday! :o)

Love and hugs,

Diane

Tammy said...

Absolutely wonderful pictures, Dawn! I love the one with your husband peeking behind the pig statue- so cute! And the flowers are gorgeous...

I'm going to pop over to Kristen's...thanks for letting me get invited there! :)

Have a good rest of the weekend!
~Tammy

Linds said...

Beautiful photos! What camera are you using?

Mary said...

Dawn,

Your photos are fabulous and the girlies are growing quickly. Thanks so much for sharing.

Hope all is well with you and yours.

Blessings,
Mary

Needled Mom said...

What wonderful memories you must have of your trip as the photos say it all. They are terrific.

The girls are adorable. This is probably one of the few times they are still.

Have a good week.

Maine Mom said...

Beautiful pictures! The twins are so dang cute!

To answer your question...3 weeks for the trial is an estimate based on the number of witnesses that will be questioned. There is talk that if it doesn't end on the 21st, then they'll work on Saturday, the 22nd. The judge wants the trial over by Thanksgiving. I'm glad of that!

Theresa said...

I'm loving the pictures Dawn and the twins are too cute!!!!

PEA said...

I always love to see whatever pictures you post and these were no exceptions! How beautiful all the flowers are...now that all our flowers are gone and no leaves left on the trees, it does the heart good to see your flower pictures! lol How awesome that you also got to see alligators while on your trip.

Oh Dawn, I now understand the feelings you had when you first held all your grandbabies:-) Nothing quite like it at all!! xoxo

groovyoldlady said...

Wow...all those flowers! Everything here is dead and brown, just waiting for a covering of snow.