The weather this weekend was fabulous so we decided to take a road trip to see the daffodils at Gibbs Gardens in Ballground, GA about a 2 hour drive south of Chattanooga, TN.
I have been wanting to see the gardens since reading an article about them in Southern Living. Jim Gibbs and family started planting daffodil bulbs in 1987 and over the years the blossoms have grown to more than 16 million!
About to walk up daffodil hill.
At the top of daffodil hill.
The walk up “daffodil hill” was well worth it although a bit strenuous. My kids were “done” by the time we reached the top. We then walked to the Manor House where there is also a great view of the mountains.
No more walking!
There are several easy paths to stroll that take you through different gardens, over bridges, and ponds. There are benches and chairs scattered along the paths and in quiet areas for resting. My kids enjoyed sitting by the frog pond to rest. There were lots of frogs croaking away and apparently “mating”. Ha!
The frog pond was a favorite.
Overall I loved the gardens and would come back in other seasons to see more. Next time though, I will leave the kids at home. This place is a photographers paradise!
Camelias are still in bloom.
Beautiful paths to walk.
S wanting to see the frogs.
This morning I had planned on taking my “big girl” camera out for some scenic shots of my neighborhood. I took one picture and my battery died! So thankful for my iPhone. Your best camera is the one you have with you and I was still able to capture some beautiful scenery. Check out The Daily Post for the challenge.
These were taken this morning on a quiet scenic road in Northwest Georgia just outside Chattanooga, TN with my iPhone 4s and edited with Snapseed.
We were fortunate to be able to spend our Thanksgiving break last year in Destin, Florida. One whole week at the Gulf and the weather could not have been more perfect! Not hot, not too cold and no humidity. I could live here.
S and I had to check out the beach early the morning after we arrived. What a beautiful sunrise we had. Enjoy.
On our way to the beach!
About to test the water with the toes.
Gazing at the Gulf.
I could sit here all day.