Thursday, June 27, 2013

Feed Your Soul

Fuller Gardens Part 1: Rose Garden
After reading my first Feed Your Soul post, my mother sent me an email saying she knew what I could do for the next one. She'd seen a special for locals they were offering at Fuller Gardens - a turn of the century estate garden open to the public. Having not been to Fuller Gardens in eons, I told her I was in.
It happened to be this past Monday, which was hotter than all get out.
I picked up my mother, and in the late afternoon we braved the still roasting sun and humidity to enjoy the gardens in full and glorious bloom.
We were welcomed by Rex Begonias and a view of rows and rows of roses just beyond the garden gate.
There were too many beautiful roses to pick a favorite.
What a sight.  Roses of every variety and color. You had to stop to smell the flowers often at Fuller Gardens. It would have been rude not to.

Isn't she lovely?

Heavenly really.

I'll share more of our Feed Your Soul excursion to the gardens. There are two other gardens and a conservatory in addition to the rose garden. Each beautiful in their own right.

Have you fed your soul lately?

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Enjoy the day and don't forget to take time to smell the flowers.

Ciao for now,


  1. BEAUTIFUL! I would love to have a garden like that, and someone else to weed it.

  2. Such beautiful photos!

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I can't wait to dig a little deeper into yours!

  3. Those gardens look stunning, I would love to have a stroll here! And sounds like fun to go there with your mum.

    1. Hi Wilma, they ARE stunning. Going to try to go again with my mom in the next week while I'm on vacation!


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