Saturday, June 23, 2012

Saturday Snapshot



Saturday Snapshot

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An unplanned trip to the Berkshires in Massachusetts gave me the opportunity to tour the Edith Wharton's estate located in Lenox, MA.  Admission to the house and the garden were separate and we really only had enough time for one tour so it was the gardens we chose for this trip.  Unfortunately many of the plantings were either just out of bloom or about to bloom in a week or so, but it was still very fun.

I do want to plan another visit to tour the inside of the home, perhaps in the fall when the foliage will be beautiful en route. As JoAnn, Lakeside Musing suggested, maybe a place where East Coast bloggers could meet up?


only had my iPhone for photos unfortunately

forgot what this was called - anyone know?


wouldn't this be a cool spot to read?




perhaps a great place to do some writing as well

Plenty of events are always going on here.

36 comments:

  1. How beautiful is all that!? I had no idea she had an estate that was open to the public. I especially love those stone arches covered in vines . . .

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  2. Oh, I love The Mount! Audrey and I were talking about meeting there this fall - maybe you could join us? Wonder who else is within driving distance...

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    1. JoAnn...I would love to meet there in the fall. It's definitely drivable for me. It would be a fun place for East Coast bloggers to meet up.

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  3. Is the flower an allium? I think so. Looks like Edith had a beautiful home!

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  4. I love that estate! Absolutely gorgeous! It makes me want to move there :)

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  5. You took great photos with your phone. I don't know the name of the flower, but I love it! The whole estate is gorgeous!

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  6. What a nice place to visit. Those purple balls are Onion Flowers, and I would love to grow them. Your pictures are very good. Makes me want to visit there.

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  7. Yes, these are alliums... and your photos are just marvellous. This garden is beautiful... the inside would be lovely too I'm sure. I took my Sat. Snapshots with an iPhone too this time. I was told it has even higher resolutions than my pocket digital camera.

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  8. Must be my computer or something, I could only see the first two photos. The second one made me think of Mickey Mouse!

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  9. What a beautiful place! Just lovely - I especially like the old vine-covered arches.

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  10. I love garden tours. That looks like a fabulous place to visit.

    I agree with the flower ID, they are allium. And your iPhone takes great pictures btw.

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  11. I could definitely write some amazing books if I lived there. Great photos. Here's Mine

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  12. What an amazing place! I would love to visit it (both inside and out)!

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  13. Oh, I love these shots! I wish I could go there now! Reading, writing, meeting up with friends...great moments here.

    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  14. What do you think they'd do if a bunch of bloggers just showed up with lawn chairs and plopped themselves down in the garden and started reading?

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  15. That looks like a beautiful place to tour! Makes me wish I lived closer.

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  16. Oh those gorgeous gardens just whet my appetite for the wonderful rooms and surprises that must be inside. Loverlee!

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  17. Gorgeous - wish I lived close enough to make a trip there!

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  18. Gorgeous, gorgeous photos! I would love to visit there!

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  19. Wow, so amazing!! And you took beautiful photos! I can only imagine what the gardens look like now. I would love to tour that estate and a meeting is a terrific idea! I'm not on the coast though, but on the western side of NY state. I wonder how long that drive would be?

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  20. Oh my goodness, what a beautiful setting! I'd love to spend time just walking around those grounds

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  21. What gorgeous photos. I love the stone arches and the fountain - I had no idea Edith Wharton lived in such a posh house! http://goo.gl/ou72V

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  22. That place sure is a smile maker!

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  23. What gorgeous pictures! That second one I have no idea what that is but I love it - it is very Dr Suess-ish :)

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  24. Lovely photos of a lovely place- it looks an amazing place to visit.

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  25. Gorgeous! I will have to add this to my list of places to visit.

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  26. Great pictures! I want to go there!

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  27. Those are amazing photos!! Could you imagine being lucky enough to live there???

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  28. At a quick glance, I thought that second photo was a Mickey Mouse-head shaped bush...then I realized it's just the angle of the three! :)

    And I LOVE those arches, wow...

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  29. Wow! Love the flowers. Would love to visit too one day.

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  30. Wow, Diane, what a gorgeous estate. I had no idea Edith Wharton lived in a place like this. I adore her books but don't know that much about the author's life.

    I'm definitely going to visit there the next time I get up to MA. And I think the idea for an East Coast blogger's get-together is awesome!

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  31. These are beautiful alium flowers Diane !
    What a gorgeous place !thanks for sharing...

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  32. How gorgeous! I would love to visit her estate. That house looks incredible as well. I've enjoyed a few of her novels and would like to read more. She certainly had a lovely place to inspire her writing.

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  33. These are beautiful pictures. I just recently did a write up on Edith Wharton's estate with some of it's history in my "At Home With the Author" series. Thank you for sharing these magnificent photos.

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  34. What a gorgeous house and gardens! Would be hard to choose which one to tour. If I ever get to that end of the country, I'll be sure and have this on my list of places to visit.

    And I don't know what the purple flowers are - but I want them in my yard!

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  35. Beautiful! I visited the home and gardens a couple of years ago and simply loved it, which reminds me: I still haven't read Wharton as I promised myself when I was there!

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