Looking Back

Looking Back — A ring-billed gull from beautiful Southern Maryland.

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Airlie Gardens, Take 2

My first visit to Airlie Gardens was blogged in early May under the title:  The Garden by the Sea.    I loved it— it was beautiful and peaceful and I spent the day meandering around the gardens without a care in the world.   I couldn’t wait for a return visit.   So.. I visited this Labor Day Weekend, late summer! —  The camera clutz that I am, my lens hood fell onto Bradley Creek Pier and rolled right into Bradley Creek, never to be seen again.  Nothing was in bloom other than the odd flower here or there and it was hot, hot, hot.    The gardens were green; still beautiful…  still peaceful — and instead of the day meandering — an hour or two of purposeful walking that yielded the following results:

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Adirondackchairs

The “Garden by the Sea”

_DSC4259About a 2 hour drive south of Oriental North Carolina, my home away from home, lies Airlie Garden, also known as the “Garden by the Sea”.  Airlie Gardens is located in Wilmington, North Carolina.   My first visit, but definitely not my last, was on a very cloudy spring Wednesday.  When I arrived, the attendant told me it takes about 1.5 hours to make the trek around the gardens… I clearly blew that stat — as I arrived at 9:00 am and meandered with camera, 3 lens, and tripod until almost 1:30 pm…. only stopping because of the rain.

Airlie Gardens was peaceful, beautiful and lush — all 67 acres.

 

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Boat

 


Lebanon Chapel, built 1835 on the grounds of Airlie Gardens.

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