Sunday, May 31, 2009

Linwood Gardens

Today was a truly beautiful day. Rachel and I took a field trip to Linwood Gardens and drooled over so many tree peony varieties and gorgeous walled gardens and had a most delicious picnic lunch overlooking a valley and spied 2 swallows taking turns feeding their chicklets and took lots of photos! Here are some of our favorite varieties.. I should have noted which were which. The website has a bunch labeled.

We ate homemade english muffins (thank you Rachel) with raspberry butter, mustardy potato salad, hummus with carrots and pita chips and our favorite, wacky cake. I will have to remember to share the recipe soon.

About halfway through our morning the camera got wonky and it may mean a shopping trip in the future for a new one. Here's an example - note the water lily flower amidst the chaos.


Nogeeshik said...

Oooh, pretty! Rachel and I walked through the Peonies field this weekend too what a coincidence.

Red Prairie Press said...

so bizarre!!! From different states, we all had a peonie weekend!

Rachael, Pistachio Press said...

I look forward to going to Linwood Gardens every year! The estate is so beautiful and peonies are some of my favorite flowers. I finally got to go last weekend :)