Warm spring weather calls for day trips and long walks to enjoy the blooms and fresh air. When the weather is warm and no rain is in the forecast, I often drive over to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. It is only sixty-five miles away, so I have purchased annual passes for the past few years. The gardens and grounds of the estate provide miles of delightful paths to wander.
I always take a hat and wear sunscreen (here and here) when I will be outdoors for more than a few minutes. The lip color is Girls’ Night here. I wore a couple of my favorite recent purchases. Denim Jacket here – Striped pants here – Similar sneakers here – No-Show Socks here. *Shell here.
*I adore the flattering jewel neckline and appreciate that this shell isn’t too long, and I can also remove my jacket without showing bra straps. This one is a size medium, but I have ordered two more shells in size large here. I am fully embracing the trend for slightly more oversized garments.
All of my accessories are several years old. A similar hat is here – A similar tote is here – A similar watch is here – Similar earrings are here – A similar ring is here.
A statue of Diana the Huntress is located at the top of the hill across from the Biltmore House. I spent most of the day walking on the grounds and at Antler Hill Village, enjoying the beautiful blooms. It was such a joy to be outdoors for a few hours.
I was thrilled to see countless lambs frolicking in the meadows. The image of the lamb is from Biltmore’s Pinterest page. I couldn’t get close enough to get a good photo.
I always look forward to visiting the Conservatory, and it never disappoints.
Above and below are miniatures of the house and the Conservatory. Miniature trains pass along the track visible at the top of the photo below.
Gardenias have the most delightful fragrance.
I hope you enjoyed the photos from my outing earlier in the week. As I prepare this post, we have snow flurries and a freeze warning. Spring is always fickle here in the hills of east Tennessee.
Thank you for all the lovely comments this week. Congratulations, Christine Culbert! You are the winner of the beautiful pearl and silver bracelet.
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