Monday, November 22, 2021

Word for the Week

 This morning I was reading through Victoria Magazine as I sipped my morning tea. The word that popped out was right on the front cover. Have you noticed above the words Victoria is always the word Bliss. What does bliss mean to you? For me a walk in a garden always conjures up bliss. On my last travels my "live-in gardener" and I walked through gardens in every stop along the way. As we traveled by car from Asheville to Charleston, SC we decided to take a break along the road. Thankful for my phone I searched and found Riverbank Botanical Garden in Columbia, SC. It was the perfect place to take a break and walk for awhile.

What I loved the most was seeing so many butterflies enjoying the garden too.
I love butterflies and have tried planting my own garden to attract them, but to no avail.
On the top of each pie I make I have always carved a butterfly as my mark of maker.
Do you see the butterfly in this picture?
It seems to blend in quite well with the autumn leaves.
The fountain greeted us as we entered. What a perfect way to say come walk through my garden.
There was some autumn colors too.

At the other end of the water feature through the middle of the garden.
Yes, I was a bit obsessed to capture the butterflies with my camera.

It was pure bliss to walk for awhile in this garden and see butterflies at every turn.
The dictionary description of bliss is "perfect happiness; great joy."
Yes, I did experience "perfect happiness; great joy" in walking through this garden. 

Have a terrific week and happy Thanksgiving, dear friends!

May you find "bliss" in your everyday adventures.


Jeanie said...

One of my SC blog friends has mentioned this garden and it is so lovely. Adore the butterflies in the shots, even the camouflaged one! What a splendid spot for your break! Bliss indeed!

Linda P said...

It must have been a joy to have visited many gardens on your recent trip. The botanical garden you feature reminds me of an example of an old Iranian paradise garden with the fountain and the water channel (rill). Beautiful butterflies must love the sunshine and flowers. It's not surprising the experience of being there was bliss for you.

Mary said...

So glad you found this beautiful garden and that the butterflies put on a display......just for you I'm sure! I've not been there but must put it on my list.

Red Rose Alley said...

These are wonderful photos of the butterflies, flowers, and gardens, Marilyn. That orange butterfly is a beauty. The red flowers look like the lantana bush. I like that fountain in the entrance of the gardens.

Have a blissful Thanksgiving, Marilyn, and I'm thankful for your blog friendship, you visiting the blog, and the special comments you always leave.


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Nothing restores the soul like a walk in a garden. I have to spend time in nature on a regular basis. Not optional. I'm so glad to hear you are still enjoying your beautiful linens! Happy THanksgiving!

Lorrie said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Marilyn. I hope your celebration has moments of bliss!