Eden Gardens State Park,
Mount Washington, Florida, USA.
This wonderful Live Oak tree is called
"The Wedding Tree," because of
the numerous outdoor weddings that have
been conducted beneath its stately branches.
This tree is over 300 years old!
There were quite a number of
impressive Live Oaks on
the property. The home originally
belonged to a family that ran a sawmill.
Later it was purchased by a wealthy
woman who called it 'her Eden,'
hence the name of this State Park.
The grounds had some lovely bronze
sculptures of children...
and blooming flowers. In February we don't see
this in Ohio! I believe these are camellias?
The front entrance of the home shows that
the windows actually reach clear to the
floor, so when open on hot summer
days the air could circulate. I loved that
the porch completely encircled the home.
Unfortunately, photos were not allowed
inside the mansion, but it was fun to 'step
back in time' and see the treasures
of days gone by. Above,
one last shot of these gorgeous flowers.
Our trip to Eden Gardens was one of
the last activities we did during our
recent trip to the Florida Panhandle.
A marvelous way to end our stay!
Linking up with Elizabeth today,
and joining her T Tuesday link party.
Stop by her blog for a visit, there is
always something interesting going on.
As part of our (tea) T Tuesday post,
we are encouraged to share something
beverage (tea, T?) related...
|'Fake Journal' entry, 2014|
Since we visited a Southern mansion,
perhaps we should have tea and cakes?
Where have you been lately?