Thursday, May 1, 2014

an afternoon at filoli

tulips by pool

about a month ago we had the opportunity to spend an afternoon in the beautiful gardens of the historic estate, filoli.  we're lucky enough to have a friend who works and lives on the property, so we had the distinct pleasure of receiving an after-hours private tour of the gardens.  the gardens of filoi are always lovely but at this time of year, with all that's in bloom, they're particularly spectacular.  we started out with a little picnic at our friend's home and then continued on to the jaw dropping gardens, where the afternoon light was perfect for photo taking.

baby llu & dm & d
terrace garden coral tulips

tulips were abundant in the gardens and the vibrant coral color of these (above) seemed almost unreal!

tulips and pansies
pond me in the gardentulips and chairsdogwoodboys in the gardenforsythia

the peonies were yet in full bloom but i did find a couple of beauties (below).

pink peonyred peonymimipink tulips

it was an afternoon filled with good food, wonderful friends and absolutely gorgeous gardens.  not too shabby of a way to fill our sunday.

xo, c

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