Thursday, April 21, 2016

Special People of the Day


Special People of the Day

I met these two beautiful young ladies while having lunch in Place Rossetti. Angela and Kris are from Chicago, both college students. Kris is finishing a semester abroad in Barcelona and her friend Angela visited from Chicago. Wonderful conversation while having lunch.











Monday, April 11, 2016

Special Person of the Day


I met this beautiful young lady from Republic of Cameroon, Bridgett. She has lived in Nice for 10 months and works at my favorite tea shop, Girofle and Cannelle. Lovely person! The shop is in Vieux Nice. . Nice selection of teas and a joint shop with spices. Family owned business.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Special People of the Day

During the process of upgrading my blog, I will do some brief posts beginning with Special People I meet while traveling.

I met these delightful ladies in Eze, France who just completed a 14 day River Cruise.
They come from Canada and were having a wonderful time.



Wednesday, August 12, 2015

North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville, North Carolina


http://www.ncarboretum.org/about-us/

Parking charge is $12

Map of gardens is available at Visitor's center
http://www.ncarboretum.org/assets/File/PDFs/Plan_Visit/Map_Guide_2014.pdf


The North Carolina Arboretum is a 434-acre public garden, surrounded by the diverse Southern Appalachian Mountains, located on land within the Pisgah National Forest. It is adjacent to the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway.

There are several walking trails which range from easy to difficult passing through pine, mixed hardwood and forests. There are plagues along the trail with explanations of the trees. 



    A view of the mountains along the trail


The Entrance Plaza has colorful gardens and containers of seasonal plants surrounded by pools and waterfalls.
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      Blue Ridge Court is a central point of the garden promenade 



    Bonsai Exhibition Garden is a place designed to enhance your enjoyment of bonsai art.
    








       Plants of promise garden and Quilt garden