Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Day trip with Friends


My day trip today with two friends started out at a place where Connie "Far Side" and I have talked about going, and haven't gotten there yet.  I met my two friends at the "Living Legacy Gardens" at Staples MN.
The gardens are beautiful, but most of the flowers are done or on the down side of pretty.  Next year Connie and I will have to make that road trip and go just a little earlier in the year.  The grounds are still beautiful tho.
There were some hostas still flowering, but most of them were done.  I think I have at least one of each of the hosta plants that was there.There were names for most of the plants on stakes in front of the plants, but there was one without a sign that we didn't know what it was.  A close up picture and then picture of the whole plant.  It kind of looked like sedum, but not sure.  I have never seen this plant before.  It was taller than we were.
 
There were several areas for sitting and there were some volunteers there building a couple more arbors.
Wish my garden looked as nice.  Sure takes a lot of work to keep this garden so nice.

 
Then before we got through the whole garden my batteries died in my camera!!!!!!!!!!  And I'd left all my new extra batteries home.  Couldn't believe I did that.  So my good intentions of taking pictures of the 4 quilt shops we went to today died too!  I was kind of mad at myself!  But, I did get some new quilting kits, but haven't taken them out of the bag yet.  Will show you as I make things up.  I have a LOT of sewing to do!  We ate lunch out today at "Up North" in Brainerd, and celebrated Jackie's birthday with the 3 of us sharing a triple chocolate piece of cake.  It was quite big, so divided it 3 ways it was still a generous piece to eat.  We all got our chocolate fix! Now to get some other book work done before "hitting the hay"  (going to bed!).  More later, jo


7 comments:

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Enjoyed this little outing - a neat place... Your first photo is beautiful!

Mildred said...

Sounds like a fun trip. I love the flowers and the quilt shops sound delightful and of course, the chocolate!

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shannon i olson said...

Looks like a great place! I hate it when I run out of batteries grrr! The plant is very pretty not sure of what it is myself.

Anonymous said...

If you enjoy seeing garadens, you should visit Bergeson Nursery Gardens near Fertile, MN. They are spectacular! Probably just a bit past their prime now, also, but put it on your schedule for next summer in mid-August!

Myrtlesgirl

Sybil said...

I am so glad that you had such a lovely day out with friends. The gardens even although going back a bit still lookes lovely. what a shame about the batteries...it is always happening to me as well...just when I see the "perfect" picture. I woudl have loved to see the patchwork quilts. In Bath we have a most wonderful place called the American Museum where all the rooms are decorated in teh style that was prevelant in the USA at whatever date is decided upon..there is one room that is FULL of the most wonderful quilts I make a bee line for it every time and just stand in awe at them, expecially when I think that they would have all been done mostly in cadlelight...I'm sure I could just live in that one room..
I have made many years ago 4 or 5 quilts very easy ones but it was fun to do...
Love Sybil xx

Far Side of Fifty said...

We will have to schedule a June or July trip there..I had been waiting for a day when it was cloudy but not rainy..guess I will wait til next year...I am glad you got to go! :)