Thursday, July 14, 2011

Innisfree Gardens

Sometimes we forget about the treasures in our own neighborhoods. This is one of those treasures I'd like to share with you. My friend Lynn and I try get together every few weeks to enjoy a local activity. Yesterday we visited Innisfree Gardens. 
The path starts at the little lake.

We were busy chatting when we stumbled upon a flock of geese.

Something new at every turn. Love this tiny covered bridge ahead.

Beautiful lilies and flowers at the water's edge.


I've never seen a lily grow this tall!

The gardens are so diverse.

My children use to love this little arch when they were small. Like a fairyland!

Look at the pretty cobalt grating.

Rest and relaxation, so peaceful.

Flowers cascading from stone walls throughout the gardens.

What a pretty stairway!

Meandering pathways.

Just one of the lovely waterfalls.

Beautiful lilies fill this portion of the lake.
A second post may be necessary! I have so many photos, it was hard to choose which to feature today! I hope you had a peaceful hike. Don't forget the hidden treasures in your neighborhood!
 Have a wonderful week!

Today I am linking to Flora Cottage Thursday at Fishtail Cottage.


Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I would be there all the time. I slice of Heaven.

erin said...

thank you for the lovely walk today!! the water lillies are amazing, especially that super tall one! wowza!

Cindy said...

What a fabulously wonderful place to take a walk! There is so much beauty at every turn, isn't it wonderful to have nature so close to home? I love wonderful areas like that, too!
You take great photos!
Hugs, Cindy

Barb and Dell said...

Isn't it fun to find such treasures in your own neighborhood. Love the pictures.
Thanks for stopping by our blog and becoming a follower.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Wow - this is absolutely breath taking. i love that lilly that has grown above all others...Thanks for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's Garden Party! xoxo, Tracie

Sizzle and Zoom said...

Very beautiful photos. Wish I were there. The photo of the water lily is the star!

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What a nice place to have close by. Your images are just beautiful. I especially like the tall picture of the water lily.

A Box of Chocolates said...

wow it really is an amazing garden, that tall water lilly beautiful and the spiky flower amazing, i love all the little bits that are hidden there too.

Town and Country Gals said...

How amazing is that place! What a beautiful, calm, relaxing place to spend some time! Your photos are wonderful! Thanks for visiting and following so I could find your blog! I'm your newest follower and will be back often!