One of Annie and Betsy's many pieces of local craftsmanship.
A Thai (Betsy and Ann correct me if I'm wrong) wood-carved figure.
Detail of Thai figure.
Bo came to visit with his master, Bob. "Where's Bob, he's wondering".
Mark comforts Bo.
It wasn't comforting enough. Where's my master, Bob!!!
Danny, another local dog didn't want to be left out.
Who's going to play with me.
Mark answers the call and plays with Danny.
Danny playing with Mark.
Mark and Danny playing on the porch.
Danny checking out the yard before leaving for home.
A table wine from Earth Fare (grocery store). It went nicely with our salmon dinner.
and then there's wine with a movie.
The Biltmore, America's largest home. It was an overcast day. Perfect for taking pictures.
Mark in front of the Biltmore
One of the Statues on the South Terrace.
Walking down the stairs from the South Terrace to the shrub garden. Most of the plants were budding. This tree was in full bloom.
A look at the Conservatory from the Walled Garden. Inside were many of the plants that grow in Florida.
Yellow Orchid inside the Conservatory.
Cream orchid with pink veins.
The inflorescence or flower spike from a bromeliad (pineapples are also bromeliads). This one will flower in a few weeks.
The flower of a "shrimp plant".
Pete, this one made me think of you. The common name is Chinese Lantern.
Bird of Paradise. Mark and I have the larger White Bird of Paradise in the back yard.
A succulent in the Cactus room. The sky outside was cloudy. Mix that with the white glass of the conservatory and you have perfect lighting for taking pictures of plants.
The boat house by the Bass Pond.
I was standing in the boat house when this goose approached looking for food.
Cocking his/her head hoping the see me toss food into the pond.
A flowering bush in the Spring Garden.
An entry gate to the Walled Garden from the Spring Garden.
Mom, this picture is for you. Forsythia bushes draped over a gate in the Walled Garden. Forsythia are part of the olive family.
On Monday we stopped by the Grove Park Inn. Here is a view of the artists' workshops building. Unfortunately we weren't able to go inside. The building was closed for the day. We were able to tour the gallery.
Behind the well groomed front of the building was the less maintained side and rear. I found these much more interesting to photograph.
A door on the side of the artists' workshops.
A stone wall.
A venting pipe at the rear of the artists' workshops.
Window by the entrance to the artists' workshops.
Ivy and the artists' workshops.
Ivy up close.
Birdhouse outside the gallery. We own one of this artist's piece.