Plant, Travel

Biltmore April 1, 2012

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I apologize for so many photos, it is impossible to take a few shots when you are at Biltmore. I will miss visiting this place in the summer, but hope to spend more time camping with my family.

Lee will miss their Margarita Pizza the most.

I’m sure she will miss their gift shops and garden as well.

The Japanese wisteria is in bloom.

This is Max’s first trip to Biltmore and he had to beg and whine before his owner agreed to bring him along.

The weather was too nice to be inside, but I paid a visit to the Conservatory because I want to see the cactus, orchids and other exotic plants.

As we drove toward the Farmyard, we saw horse trailers and thought it was a campground area.  It would be nice to camp at Biltmore but I don’t think they have anything like that. This is also a nice place to go horseback riding and we passed several that were horseback riding and enjoying the scenery.

These two are handsome and they posed for me.

A view of the Farmyard, and the small black spots on top of the hill are black cows.

This is a nice way to tour Biltmore, and we never did get to ride the Segway mainly because Lee is too young.

I do love this shot, so many curious onlookers.

This looks like a mixed breed, and it is actually a feather footed breed chicken.

The mother goat gave birth to the baby the night before.  I think it is kind of odd to refer to the baby goat as kid, but that’s what they are called.  The kid is looking for the mother’s milk.

I was surprised to see the featherless neck chicken. This is the result of a genetic mutation, and it is to their advantage if they were to live in a hot climate environment. The bare-necked chickens are more resistant to heat and therefore produce better meat and eggs. I can’t say the same if they lived up north, the owner might have to knit scarfs for them.

By the time we got to the Kitchen Garden Lee was too tired to levitate for me, but she managed to do a few take. If you read up to this point, I want to thank you for reading my Biltmore posts and it might be a while before we could go back to visit.  Biltmore is still my favorite place to visit in North Carolina.

All photos were taken with Canon T2i, and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.
The video clips were shot with Canon T2i, and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.

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More Tulips at Biltmore

More Tulips photos continued from Tulips at Biltmore.

This is the entrance to Biltmore and when we got there I was so happy to see that the tulips were in bloom.

Near the entrance is a gift shop.  This is one of the gift shops that Lee has not shopped in.

This image overlooked the town of Asheville.

A view of Biltmore House from the Tulips garden.

Lee’s levitation, she seems so big in this image.

I thought this would be a good place to do panning since the foreground is colorful.

Panning image of a pickup truck.

Panning image of bikers.

These two were heading toward the exit of the garden. going downhill from here.

All photos were taken with Canon T2i, and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.

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Tulips at Biltmore

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The  Festival of Flowers at Biltmore starts April 7th, and due to the unseasonably warm weather I didn’t think we should wait if we wanted to see the tulips in bloom.  Our season pass is also expiring this month and we are not renewing it this year.  The weather was real nice on Sunday.  It was sunny and the temperature was in the mid 70s.  I have so many photos of the tulip and will have to divide these into 2 posts.  And I do apologize for not replying to comments right away, the video is taking a lot more time than I thought and hope you will enjoy.

Max came with us this time and he was so happy to see other dogs and their owners, and not to mention the many colorful tulips that he can’t touch.

This is one scary looking tulip.

As you can see that some petals have already fallen off.

Talking about a bug’s life, more photos of the tulips click here to see more photos of the Tulips, flowers, and animals at Biltmore to come.

All photos were taken with Canon T2i, and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.
The video clips were shot with Canon T2i, and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.