Tuesday, April 25, 2006

We visited Filoli garden this weekend. It was beautiful. In fact, beautiful doesn't seem to describe it very well at all, and the pictures I took hardly do it justice. We spent three hours roaming through the gardens and house. It was impossible to take it all in. I would love to go again by myself and just be quiet there. Erin was so excited to see everything that she ran from one thing to the next. I kept reminding her that if she was in such a hury to she the next thing she wouldn't see what we were supposed to be looking at. I could hardly blame her for her excitement. She reminded me of myself at that age.

One of the things that caught all of our attention was the name Filoli. I thought that it was probably the name of one of the flowers growing in the garden until a tour guide pointed out that it was actually made up of the first two letters of three diferent phrases. "Fi" from Fight for a just cause, "Lo" from love your fellow man, and "Li" from Live a good life. Isn't that a great motto?

4 comments:

Aola said...

oh, my, what beautiful pictures. I love, love, love to visit gardens. The botanical gardens in Ft. Worth are so fabulous. They are the largest I have ever been too and it just overwhelms me.. makes me want to come home and get to work on mine.

Becky said...

Filoli sounds like the perfect name for a blog :)

Kristen said...

Beautiful!

Sandra said...

It does sound like a good name for a blog!
A, I wish I had a garden to work on. I guess I could come home and water my ivy. Somehow it just isn't the same. :)