Thursday, June 9, 2011

Biltmore Walk - The Walled Garden - Part 2



I'm not sure if this was a caretakers cottage or just a garden shed.  Maybe it is used as an office today?  Either way, isn't it charming!?  


Frederick Law Olmstead created this "garden of ornament rather than utility" at Mr. Vanderbilt's request.   When touring this garden one can dial a number with a cell phone and listen to a  self-guided tour.



I had a little Photoshop fun above.  The flowers were a little bit past their prime and this was a fun way to play with them.  I think I should try and watercolor the image above...




Tomorrow I will post photos of my walk to the Bass Pond.  

7 comments:

texwisgirl said...

love that stone building. they can keep the mansion and the stable. that's all the house i'd need...

Carol Blackburn said...

I'd love to see you watercolor that image, Margaret. I love the close up of the stone. You can paint that and put anything you want in the picture.

versebender said...

Beautiful images....enjoyed the tour. Vb

Ruth said...

I'll take the 'garden shed' and the clematis, please.

forgetmenot said...

Charming it is!! Your photos are all lovely-such beautiful flowers. I honestly thought you HAD painted the shot you processed in Photoshop. I definitely think you should paint it. I just scrolled down to the previous post--- you DID have fun with Photoshop, didn't you!!!!! What strange and interesting things it lets us do!! Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

Linda R. said...

So many wonderful flowers. I just love the photo that you played around with in photoshop.. I would love to visit the Biltmore one day, especially after seeing these photos.

Ginnie said...

I again love the PSed image, Margaret. That's really a painting...a photographic delight.