Friday, January 25, 2013

DESCONSO GARDENS

Made my first trip to Desconso Gardens last week.  There are not too many things in bloom this early, but the ponds and little waterfalls were beautiful.
 
One little bloom on the lily pads.  In a few weeks they will be covered with blooms.
 
A couple of fish spotted me and thought I might have a cracker or a bread crust.
 
 
Unfortunately, I only had a Latte from Starbucks . . .
 
 
. . . and a scone bathing in clotted cream.  What a beautiful and peaceful place to have brunch sitting on a bench enjoying the view.  I'll be going back when all the Spring flowers are in bloom. 
 

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  1. what a lovely little outing! I just love lily pads...I think they are fascinating! That little pink bloom is so cute peeking out!

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    1. It was a special outing. I can really collect my thoughts, and make plans while sitting in the sun, soaking up the beauty, and having my favorite snack.

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  2. That looks like a fabulous place to enjoy the great outdoors.
    Looking forward to seeing the spring flowers.

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    1. Oh Sue, I'd love to take you there. Only minutes from our home too. I have a yearly pass, so can go anytime I want too.

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  3. More scones and clotted cream???? Oh I am so jealous! That must have been a really nice day out. I'm still debating continuing my blog. I think I will, but it may have to take a different form.

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    1. Chris, I can't help myself. Made another batch of scones, and froze most of them. I'm so hooked on that clotted cream.

      I'm so in hopes you will continue blogging, even through, I've felt like throwing in the towel so many times. I just have to keep my light and cheery, or I would be writing such negative things if I want with our politics or culture. God knows we need help...
      A new format might just be the key. You have much insight to share.

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  4. Such a delightful spot to enjoy God's beauty! A yearly pass would be ideal to enjoy it in the different seasons. Looking forward to spring's colors.
    Blessings to you this weekend.

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    1. It has been one of my treasured spots since we retired and moved to this area. It's lovely in the Spring and Fall... I will be sure to post some pictures soon.

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  5. Looks like nice weather for a day out. I like the pretty little watercolor in your header photo. Best wishes, Tammy

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    1. Thanks Tammy...It was a really lovely day.

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  6. Oooooooh, now that's what I'd call a delightful respite. blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Oh it like a mimi vacation. I love this place.

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  7. Looks like a beautiful day to me. I love lily pads and am always curious as to what is going on underneath them.
    What exactly is clotted cream? Yesterday I took my heavy whipping cream out of the fridge only to see that it had lumps in it, so I threw it away thinking it was bad. Is that clotted cream?
    Your watercolor is lovely.

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    1. Hi Nonnie...I only learned about clotted cream this Christmas when a friend gave me scones and "Luxury English Clotted Cream" in a jar. I don't know how they do it, but it's not sweet, but oh so rich and buttery. It's an English thing, but some grocery stores here sell it in the speciality sections. If your heavy whipping cream didn't taste sour...maybe you have invented your own clotted cream HaHa.

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  8. Thanks. Guess I will Google it. ;-)

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  9. hat a beautiful place to visit! That scone looks very tempting!

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    1. I can see you painting there! If I keep baking scones, I'm going to defeat my purpose of going to the YMCA. HaHa.

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  10. beautiful

    where did you get the clotted cream.. It is hard to find here IN Chicago

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    1. I got mine in a large grocery chain, called Ralphs..in the speciality section with special cheeses in the deli depart. It rather expensive.. I was shocked that a small jar was almost $8.00....Will have to save it for special occasions and just put butter and jam on my scones. HaHa

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  11. Thanks Wanda.......I'll look for it in the cheese section of my specialty store Treasure ISland

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