Sunday, July 31, 2011

Back From Vacation.....

This year for our vacation we went to Newport Rhode Island. This was our 3rd trip to Newport but it had been many years since our last visit. Our favorite thing to do is visit the gorgeous victorian era mansions or "cottages" as they were called over 100 years ago.
I did take lots of photos of the houses but there are just too many pictures to sort through at the moment so I thought I would concentrate on the luscious landscaping for now.
Everywhere you turn there are beautiful vistas of the Atlantic ocean.
Gorgeous houses everywhere you look.
One evening we took a walk along the marina as the sun was going down....just beautiful.
Newport was full of Hydrangeas and this particular home had the most gorgeous purple blooms I've seen.
Next time I will show some mansions and lots of beautiful garden sculptures that are sure to inspire some of my future nature scapes.


Fairy Cardmaker said...

Looks like you had gorgeous weather for your vacation. Hydrangeas are one of my favourite flowers. Cottages? Wow. I want one!

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Ruth,

Looks like you were in a very beautiful spot for your vacation - I love that area with the charming homes and beautiful Hydrangeas - bet you had lots of inspiration for new art.

Lisa said...

Beautiful pictures, looks like an amazing time!


Miss Val's Creations said...

Amazing photos! Newport is a place that neither myself or my boyfriend have been to but it is on our list. I would love to see the "cottages"!!! ~Val

Heather said...

Hi Ruth! That place looks awesome! I love the beautiful flowers. Bet you're excited to be home so you can get back to painting! :)

Inspiration from Nature said...

Newport seems to be a very beautiful area and those hydrangeas are gourgeous and the mansions are dreamy.
Thanks a lot for stopping by my blog :o)

Helene aka Hoghart

aquariann said...

Welcome back! What a gorgeous place to vacation. Beautiful photographs.

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Ruth
Oh My!!! what a gorgeous place to visit, anyone of those beautiful homes would do me
Gail xx

Miss Val's Creations said...

Hi Ruth,
Thank you for the info on Newport. I know Jim and I would love it! ~Val

Archie and Melissa said...

hi ruth!
oh what an amazing vacation!
your photos are always so breathtaking!
thank you so much for always sharing them with us!

nina kuriloff said...

These are terrific photographs!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love hydrangeas and look at all of the pretty lavenders! You took some amazing photos! I love the marina...perfect for a walk! ♥

Nancy Medina said...

Oh my, the flowers make my heart go pitty pat - what an unbelievably beautiful place Ruth! Thanks for sharing. xo