I had never been to Delaware. Nor did I think I would ever want to. I don’t know why I felt this way, but I had a certain distaste for the state. But since I’m a person who loves new sights, I decided that it would be okay to travel down along the Delaware Bay on the way home from a recent trip (which you can also read about here and here).
We stopped at a pullover along a gravel road that ran alongside the water front close to the mouth of the bay. Several large piers extended out into the water, and would have provided an excellent place to take photos from, but due to my uneasiness of heights and the moving water below, I quickly decided I would do better with ground shots. So, I took shots of the piers themselves which, actually are an icon of waterfronts, and bring up nostalgic feelings for me.
So I ended up enjoying Delaware after all!! And though I still like Maryland better, I think it’s a beautiful state. 🙂
My first visit to Longwood gardens. Oh yeah! It was amazing. I didn’t realize that so many beautiful plants could be packed into such wonderful gardens and pathways. Like seriously, acres!
And after spending the whole day there, we went out for supper and came back for the night show. Music and amazing light shows made for a very calming and relaxing atmosphere. (I must admit though, that I had to limp back to the van due to a very sore leg from all the walking. My dad called me an old lady. 🙂 )
To say the least, it added an unexpected spice to the rest of my vacation (you can view my last post, Philadelphia Digitals). I hope I convinced you that you need to go there for a visit… 😉
The two pictures below are only a small amount of the enormous pipe organ they have in the music hall. Seriously, over 10,000 pipes! There were five of these rooms that visitors can view through glass (and yes, that grand piano you see in the back of the second picture, really is controlled by a stop on the organ… all but three of the 88 keys!), plus a whole room of pipes below!!
These are GIGANTIC world class mums. The one in the background stands taller than humans!! I can’t even start to imagine how much work must go into growing these perfect mums.
Traveling… one of my favorite things. If I were able to fly at least three times a year, it would be perfect. But I can only dream of that. In the mean time of waiting for that elusive, dreamy future, I enjoy doing some on the ground travel to closer destinations.
My most recent adventure was a nice fall vacation to Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens, and the Eastern Shore with my amazing parents and sister in tow (Okay, I gotta give most of the planning credits to my sis… 😉 )
I don’t get much opportunity to photograph cityscapes, so I jumped on the chance. Unfortunately, most of the time I was shooting through the dirty van window which resulted in a lot of blurred or specked photos. 😦 Oh well! I was still able to capture some that I was pleased with.
(A note: I will be posting a lot more photos from Longwood gardens and the Eastern Shore, so stay tuned!)