Thursday, June 5, 2014

A Not So Secret Garden


While enjoying a facial one day during the winter months, the aesthetician asked me if I had ever walked through Deep Cut Gardens in Holmdel, NJ.  I had not, but put it on my list of places to visit in the spring.  I finally made it there this past weekend.








Sorry for sideways photo.  This book was left on a bench I was sitting at and having lunch.  I was tempted to take it but didn't.













I said a little prayer for Mary.  There were many benches placed throughout and many of them had placques on them.  The park was donated by the Genovese family (they had a chain of drug stores) to the people of Monmouth County in NJ.










I must say the place was so beautiful and peaceful, people were walkng around and everyone would smile, nod and say hello.  Very, very zen!








I loved this tree and the way the sunlight filtered through it.  I took so many photos I could never get them all in one post.  I was actually lugging around my iPad, as it is the only way I can upload photos using the Blogger app.  App is really useless.  



Took a rest here.



Interesting path....saved me a bunch of steps and led to the parking lot!




I am already looking forward to going back in the fall!

xo


















51 comments:

  1. So beautiful Barbara! What a special place.What beautiful photos too!

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  2. So beautiful Barbara! What a special place.What beautiful photos too!

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  3. What a wonderful place Barbara! I'd love to go there someday!

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  4. What a beautiful park! I love the formal garden, and the koi pond. I have that same purple clematis. It's called 'Multi blue.' Have a good weekend my friend.

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  5. Very pretty...thanks for taking us along. Love the pool with the koi and now I'm wondering if you wished that you had taken the book.

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  6. Barbara - what a gorgeous place to visit!

    Judy

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  7. Beautiful gardens, Barbara; what a lovely place to visit! There's nothing nicer than having time to wander around a peaceful garden on a pretty day. :) I'm so glad you shared your pics with us -- look forward to seeing more! I've been gone pretty much all day, so I'm just getting a chance to read my blogroll; I was so glad to see a post from you.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  8. Looks like a lovely place, Barbara! Glad you drug the iPad along so we could share a look! :)

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  9. This is a lovely place, Barbara! I would want to bring a book and sit on one of those benches and read in peace for awhile.

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  10. Barbara, what a lovely place. Glad you got to visit there and take so many wonderful photos to share with us!!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  11. Looks like a very nice place to visit, I like the pergola (I think that's what it's called:@)

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  12. What a great place to visit- it does look very tranquil. The Koi in that pond are huge!

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  13. What a lovely garden to take a stroll, Barbara, on such a beautiful day. It does look like such a tranquil, peaceful place. Isn't it nice to go where everyone is in a happy mood?
    Happy weekend to you! xo

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  14. Love to see gardens like this. Going on a garden tour this weekend ( 6 houses) in fact. Still not back to blogging, but watching you and others! Thanks!

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  15. Such a tranquil spot filled with beauty. I like the Koi ~they are so much fun to watch. Thanks for taking us on the tour! xxleslie

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  16. Looks like a beautiful serene garden...the clematis is gorgeous, wish mine had more than a handful of blossoms.
    Have a great weekend, Barbara!

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  17. What a lovely, peaceful and soothing lace! Summer is coming...i hate hot! I'm looking forward for winter
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  18. What a soothing and peaceful place! Summer is coming and i hate hot! I'm looking forward to seeing winter
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  19. ONe special place to visit, isn't it♡♡♡ Love to see Koi swimming, too(^_^)v

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  20. This looks like a lovely tranquil place, just right for a summers' day out. I think I would have had to take the book, I couldn't have resisted it.

    Diana

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  21. A beautiful spot, Barbara and your pics are lovely.. Glad to see your blogging problems are over.. smile. xo

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  22. So glad that you finally had a chance to visit and take us along. It looks lovely and like a wonderful place to visit on a beautiful day! Hope that you are feeling well.

    Leann

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  23. Well, goodness. If I had known that you were posting, I would have tried not to be so late getting to my blogs. I never fail to enjoy seeing the world through your blog eyes. You tend to find the kind of stuff that I like.

    I love to meander about in a garden. I know little to nothing about flowers, but I like the solitude of being there. I can't believe you didn't take the book. I probably would have.

    But then, if I didn't enjoy it, I would have felt all guilty about it or some such stupid thing so maybe I would have left it too. I still think it's a neat idea to leave it there.

    I loved that you prayed for the Mary in the memorial.

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  24. This would be the perfect place to contemplate or have a good cry or have a good laugh or just thank God you're there amongst all his creations!!!

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  25. It looks lovely! I thought of you yesterday. Went to a TEA at a retreat house in Sag Harbor. Just beautiful!

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  26. What a beautiful place, Barbara. It looks like a wonderful place to take a quiet walk. I especially enjoy the koi pond.

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  27. The flowers look so pretty! What a lovely place to spend the day!

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  28. Hi Barbara, thanks for taking me along with you on your tour of the gardens. My favorite photo is the last one because I love the rusticity of the structure and the gate in that photo! Hope you are doing well. ~Jane

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  29. I bet it's just as pretty in the fall too!

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  30. What a beautiful garden tour. I love these kinds of gardens where they show you formal and informal settings. I can't imagine the hours that go into these gardens, but we sure love to see and walk through them.

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  31. BEAUTIFUL gardens!!! We are SO fortunate to live just 15 mins. from Longwood Gardens. We are members so go frequently. I have a question: you said you can only upload pictures on your I Pad with the Blogger app???? I could NOT upload pictures to my blog on my I Pad and someone said I had to get the Blogger app but I couldn't figure it out so Joe just reinstalled my computer.

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  32. Wow, what a gorgeous garden Barbara. How fun to be able to enjoy it. I would also go back in the fall to see it again. Thanks for sharing this wonderful tour...xo

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  33. I enjoyed walking along with you, Barbara in this lovely garden.

    I admire all the hard work it takes to maintain a garden like this one. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Oh Barbara, What a beautiful garden. Thanks for sharing.

    Often when I am finished with a book I will write a little note on the inside page and leave it in a public place for another reader to enjoy. Did you check inside for a note? My note may go like this: "If you find this book it is yours. This was a great read hope you enjoy it"

    Ahrisha

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  35. Hi Barbara! Oh, this is such a pretty garden and I thank you for popping in to see me. I had a Midge too!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  36. aww... such a lovely place and beautiful photos! The fish pond is gorgeous. We have an itty-bitty pond in our back yard but the little gold fish are happy and actually get to about 6-8 inches. Nice to know about this place. We are always looking for somewhere new to visit. I loved reading your post!

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  37. What a beautiful place!!! It reminds me of Longwood. I bet it will be gorgeous in the Fall!! Have a great week, Barbara.

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  38. What a lovely visit. So many interesting spots. Looking forward to your fall visit.

    Hope you are well.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

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  39. Jusssst in case you check this, I want to say that I wish you would come back to blogging. I'm going to try, yet again. It was just plain out more fun when people like you were blogging regularly.

    Wanted you to know.

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  40. What a beautiful garden! It looks very relaxing. Thank you for the positive note on Rea. We are very happy and so relieved that she is doing very well.....Christine

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  41. What a beautiful blog stroll Barbara !
    I love the photo of your beautiful white cockatiel in the side bar.
    I raised cockatiels for years and I miss mine ,
    although we do now have sweet Buttercup
    our Indian Ringneck Parrot to chirp us into the mornings :)

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  42. Lovely, It is hard to believe that fall is around the corner. It would be wonderful to sit on a blanket beneath the tree with the dappled sunlight and read for awhile. I can imagine how beautiful the fall colors would be in this lovely garden.

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  43. Hey ole buddy ole pal, So happy to see you visiting and your comment has tickled me. Thank you.

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  44. What a beautiful, peaceful garden. It must have been so nice to spend some time there. Thank you for stopping by Barbara! :)

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  45. such a lovely peaceful place, I enjoyed. wishing I had a koi pond

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  46. I see you haven't posted in awhile but I wanted to thank you for your sweet comments on my blog!

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  47. Hi Barbara! I'm so happy to hear from you and little Chloe Dawn is finally settling in to her new place. I think she misses carpet though! :) Hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  48. What beautiful grounds and such a lovely place to visit and on top of that you can get pampered, I'm all for that. That was a great recommendation from your Easthetician, we're good people, lol.
    xxx
    Marlene

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  49. Love this gorgeous 'not so secret garden' you shared! Thank you so much for dropping by, that was sweet and now I do hope to see you around blog land more often!
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  50. Hi Barbara! Thank you so much for popping in to see me and I miss your postings! But enjoy seeing you on Facebook! :) Hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  51. JUNE...??? You haven't posted since JUNE...I see you over on FB so am hoping you've just decided to visit us there instead of blogging and that all is well in your world. So many bloggers are liking FB better so it's ok. :)

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