Friday, November 28, 2008

Longwood Gardens ~ Winter

After our visit to the summer splendor of Longwood Gardens back in August, we vowed to visit again during the Christmas season. Today's unseasonably warm weather and sunny skies (not to mention that my camera is back home and firing away better than ever!) made this a perfect day to do just that. We were not disappointed. It was truly a feast for the eyes...holiday magic around every corner! Like my friend Lisa, I am still fussing about Christmas card photos...and have gone through at least three different versions of this year's warm wishes...but I THINK I may have gotten our shot today! These are just a few of my favorite images from our visit. I actually had a hard time editing myself and keeping this post at a non-yawn length! :-) Enjoy!

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23 comments:

Jboo said...

Ooooh -- great photos! So happy to hear that your camera is back! You are getting some fabulous images. Love Lia's coat and hat! Have a fun weekend with the fam and your camera!

Janet

Missy said...

There is no such thing as a yawn post from you! I love all of your pics from today...just beautiful! I especially love Lia and her sweet expressions. She is so stunning.

I am going to a similar place tomorrow...hoping to get in the Christmas spirit.

Beautiful pics!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What are you talking about yawn length?? If yours are yawn length, than mine would put you into a coma!! We can never get enough of your wit and those beautiful pics of Lia.....I say bring it on!!

These photos did not disappoint...everything looks so beautiful, I cannot wait to go tomorrow! Lia looks so darn cute in that black coat and hat.....I can only imagine what you got for the Christmas Card!! I am so bad....I have picked out some new Christmasy outfits for Nick and Sarah to wear tomorrow, just incase I might get a shot better than the red door!! We'll see!!

Sorry, wrote you a book!!

Have a great weekend:)

Lisa

my3 kids said...

What a wonderful place to visit. Such beautiful pictures and I LOVE the last one of Lia...she is so precious.

Chris and Deb said...

OMG Kate...there is NEVER a yawner on your blog! These pictures are gorgeous and you are right....your camera is firing better than ever! I must say that my absolute favorite is the last one of Lia looking up with her hat on....So precious!!

Laura said...

Beautiful!! I love all the pictures but especially the dimples in the last one. Can't wait to see the Christmas photo.

Laura

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous pictures Kate!!!!!!!

I love the last one of Lia.

I am so glad your camera is back where it belongs!

Jen

Jodee Leader said...

Oh my goodness! What a fabulous place! You got soooo many great pictures!

Have a great weekend!

3 Peanuts said...

You just post them all...we LOVE seeing beautiful Lia a and your fabulous photogrpahy.....


I love Longwood gardens and miss going there. I ADORE the last photo of Lia laughing...so cute!!!!!!


Kim

Catherine said...

So many beautiful pics! Can't help but feel the Christmas spirit through them. My fave? Your adorable daughter's feet...too cute!

Lilli's Mom said...

WOW!! Your pictures are absolutely STUNNING... but that's easy with such incredibly gorgeous subjects! Lia my goodness is just breathtaking!! What a truly blessed family you all are!

Hugs,
June

Shelly and Family said...

What beautiful photos (I so love the last one of Lia smiling with her hat on!) And what a great day to visit the gardens! Looks like you guys had such a great time!!!!

Rachel said...

Kate - post all the pictures you want. Your posts are never yawn length - all your pictures are gorgeous. You have a great eye and make me want to visit Longwood Gardens!

I love the last two pictures of Lia.

Kerry said...

Yay, Kate- your camera is back in action. Beautiful holiday photos. Love Love the last one of Lia and her amazing smile.

Beautiful.

Sue said...

LOVE that last photo!

How do you ever get her to keep a hat on? ; )

Joannah said...

Great photos! What a lovely place, and with Lia you always have a good subject!

Casey said...

Oh my!! LOVE that last picture! Just adorable.

Looks like you all had a wonderful time! Can't wait to see your Christmas card!!

Casey
http://birdieandthequeenbee.blogspot.com

Felicia said...

How beautiful. Now that's my idea of a winter wonderland. Great shots.

Denise C said...

OH wow...I absolutely ADORE the last picture!!! They are all great...but the last one takes the prize!!!
I am trying to catch up on all my sweet friends blogs...I have been so busy the last two weeks that I am very behind reading!!! I also loved the "wordless Wednesday" shot of Lia asleep...so precious!!!
And her "Thankful Leaf" What a sweet sweet girl you have Kate!!!
Hugs and love to you, sweet friend!!!

My Heart Beats In China said...

Oh how beautiful! I can't believe I've never been there...love Lia's pic of her looking back and then the other of her sweet smile.
These holiday photos are some how just magical!

Magnifico!

Hugs,

Ivy

Bridget said...

Wow - what great pictures!!! I would love to visit Longwood Gardens - it looks pretty anytime of the year. and what can I say about Miss Lia - could she be any cuter?!! I just love her in all of these photos! Hope you guys had a great weekend!!

Kam said...

I should have just went back to all of the posts I've missed since we were out of town! This one is amazing too! These pics are a.ma.zing! So glad you've got your camera back! I could never yawn at your posts girlfriend! How beautiful!

Lucy said...

Just catching up again on your blog and can't get over these last couple of posts at Longwood Gardens. They are beautiful but most of all that last photo of Lia is FABULOUS! I love her smile and her hat and coat. Absolutely darling!