Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's Home in Virginia


A true artist, Thomas Jefferson.  His Virginia plantation nestled within the Blue Ridge Parkway is full of beauty and ingenious design.  I learned so much about this man and walked the grounds on a perfect day when the tulips where in full bloom and everything was green and growing.   This photo is taken from within the sunken hallway beneath the home where the cellar, kitchen and other rooms are located.  Every few feet one gets a splendid peek of the expansive front yard.



Yes, he owned slaves, as did his grandfather and father.  It was a way of life he was never comfortable with... I will be highlighting this place over the next few weeks, sharing my thoughts on the tours we took, the scenery I photographed, and the two books I am reading right now.  (Can't seem to leave any historic setting without picking up more books...)



7 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful shots. i love that window one...

Helen said...

During our DC years(2)we were fortunate to make many weekend journeys ... Monticello was a favorite. Thanks for sharing, Margaret.

Dom said...

I went there once, years ago. It was beautiful.

septembermom said...

All gorgeous shots. I especially like the first one.

Anns Art said...

Lovely photos and can't wait to hear and see more pics of your trip.

Brian Miller said...

gorgeous captures of the flowers...spent a bit of time studying TJ...have several books...also a lewis and clark fan as i would have loved the trip...

i love your header too...just beautiful

Ginnie said...

Thank you for sharing so much of this man's life! Oh yes...and the tulips.