Wednesday, May 31, 2017

i spy with my filoli eye.... (me!) sandra, tvgp

oh! the pictures I have to share from filoli!  I will be in pain until I have to time to edit; share..  but! before I forget.. have to share/capture/post my favorite line of the day..from my friend Gerry's granddaughter.. who thoroughly enjoyed the treasure hunt booklet provided by filoli for children..   so of course, I asked Gerry if she had taken her granddaughter to alden lane to hunt for the fairy doors    -and she had not.

granddaughter:   "will you take me there to find the fairy doors..."

Gerry:  "yes.. i'll take you someday.."

granddaughter:  "but can we go while i'm still 6 years old"

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oh! I fell in love with this sweet, beautiful child...    newest recruit to the heart seen team:






now, I have more pictures/stories than I have time/patience.. my photos, that used to load instantaneously, now take forever, so i'll upload just a few each day, for the next several days..   and of course, if you are on the heart seen team, you need to also be a photographer, so I gave her my camera..   and she did a great job!



"do a funny pose"




contributions to the heart seen:








I spy with my filoli eye:







way cool to (me!):   /+ the heart seen in this one










i spy snuffaluffagus:




miracles on a stem:




    and these sweet peas are so fragrant...   











a million opportunities to marvel...    filoli.

and my new favorite succulent:










truth be told, mansions, big fancy, formal spaces, with luxurious/expensive furniture..  these areas do not speak to me in a way that nature does..   i'm a funky, casual, creative, eclectic..  ricks picks kind of person..   oh! I would love to take one of those ultra formal rooms and..    you know,  -help

but I joked,  -exactly because every room is so..   larger than some of the apartments, duplexes, townhomes, mobile homes, ive lived in;... the individual rooms, and each had something very entertaining..  a piano, or incredible library, or place for tea..

"if you were a kid, and your parent gave you a time out..   'go to your room!'   -you'd be like, 

"okay!"

so,

I took only one picture:


but the marble fireplace; gorgeous...  the tapestries..    the design that went into...   the detail...  
the paintings, inspiration...

the gifts/talents of everyone contributing..   initially, and maintaining...

there is something to behold around every corner, down every hallway, throughout every space,

but for (me!)

"the gardens!"      and so close with a public "thank you!" to lurline b. roth

In Jesus...    

In God so loved gardens too, name.    amen.

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this marks my 2nd out of the bubble adventure with Gerry...    my cherished new friend from alden lane  "thank you too!"

remember when we went to Europe on bart..