Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I got up this morning, I looked at the blue sky and heard the birds announcing it was officially Spring. The weather was warm and then I remembered DAFFODILS!
I got into my car and drove to Blithewold Mansion and Gardens to walk in their magnificent gardens filled with hundreds of Daffodils. I had remembered that they are celebrating Daffodil Days, a feast for the eyes that longed for Spring.
New England is cold in April, and we have been awaiting Spring in between frosts and gray days.
Ta Dahhhhhhhhhhhh DAFFODILS.
When you first enter the grounds of the Mansion you are greeted by a beautiful setting. Then you walk through secret gardens.
Beautifully manicured gardens, fountains, benches and garden ornaments are the perfect backdrop for this beautiful home.
Now as if there isn't enough eye candy between the gorgeous mansion, and Daffodil heaven, it is located on the water. OMG can you imagine having lived there? When you tour the mansion, it too takes your breath away. They show a video of the family in the early 1900's enjoying the grounds in Spring. Wow!
They are serving a tea during these Daffodil Days and you would absolutely fall down if you saw where it is served. Inside this gorgeous home, you enter the dining room which is paneled in a dark wood. Not to worry oodles of light stream into the room from the sunlit porch, which overlooks the grounds and water. There are hundreds of blue and white china plates that grace the shelves all throughout the room. An enormous mantle is over the fireplace. Each table is set with a different style of china. Tablecloths, fresh flowers, and high tea. What more could a girl want? A tour of the garden of course...
The steps take you traveling down winding paths and into more secret gardens.
Beyond the lovely garden entrance, you will find another Daffodil garden.
And then Blithewold Daffodil Days totally take your breath away.
The name of the song for this post is Daffodils and I would love to wish you a Delightful Daffodil Day.