Showing posts with label Baton Rouge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Baton Rouge. Show all posts

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Roses In Bloom

 When we were in Baton Rouge a couple of weeks ago, we went to the Botanic Garden at Independence Park.    It was cold and not much was in bloom.  There were a few iris budding but not many in bloom.  And then we came upon the Rose Garden.  Bushes were in bloom everywhere.  Just being in the midst of this color and fragrance of the roses diminished the chill.  

My dad loved roses and took a great deal of pride in his garden.  I guess that is where I learned to love them, though I do not claim to be an expert in their growth and care.  There were so many varieties in the garden that day that I could not possibly know which was which.  All I know is I really enjoyed my walk through them that day. 

And so I ascribe to William Shakespeare's quote, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet."  Is it enough to appreciate a rose and not know if it is hybrid or English rose?  I hope so.

Thanks be to God!


Today, I share this post with Mersad.  I invite you to join Mersad at Through My Lens.  There are wonderful posts there.  

Please visit Judith at Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday and share in the beauty offered there.

Mosaic Monday

I think you should take some time to visit Imagin-in-ing.  You're sure to enjoy it!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

~~Adventure Tour Express~~

A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints” ~Wilfred Peterson
City on the Mississippi
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

From this magnificent old live oak tree on the campus of LSU...

to the lawns of the Old Louisiana's State Capitol  the city of Baton Rouge is a lovely place to visit and the people we met are courteous,  friendly and helpful.  The reason we visited Baton Rouge was to attend the wedding of my nephew and this allotted us the opportunity of sightseeing on a limited basis as visiting with family was such a treasured time!

The Shaw Center for the Arts is a wonderful place to visit with a wonderful view of the Mississippi River.

The view from the museum allows a perfect view of the river and it's vistas.  The barges moving up and down the river, the Louisiana Art and Science Museum and the destroyer USS Kidd in the background

But I think best of all was the food!  Yest indeed!  From Chimes Restaurant and Tap Room to Raising Canes Chicken Fingers there is nothing like the "flavor of Baton Rouge" unless it's the "flavor of New Orleans."  But since New Orleans was not on the menu this visit to Louisiana I can only speak to the foods I savored in this fine city.

Chicken and Asparagus at Sarop's Cafe.

Wedding, family, food and new adventures, it doesn't get any better than that!  Wishing all a week of your own grand adventures and  all they have to offer.

Thanks be to God!

Please join now and offer one of your adventures and allow us to travel with you on your tour!

All Aboard!!!