It was a beautiful day for the trip.
As both hubbie and I have been inside the house we decided to spend the morning roaming around the grounds which we've never seen in the winter time.
As we crossed this outside patio on the side of the house I thought this vine was gorgeous and I loved that all the twist could be seen without all the leaves.
Below is a photo from this patio looking at Mt. Pisgah, (the highest peak in the distance) it is said that after the house and grounds were completed one goal of Mr. George Vanderbilt was to own all the property between his house and Mt. Pisgah.
A place neither of us had been in before was the large greenhouse on the property. It looks like a tropical paradise.
This was one of my favorite creek crossing ideas.
With no leaves on the trees or bushes and not much color at all around we still found beauty on these grounds.
If I lived here I would have spent many,many hours on this veranda, just look at that view !!
We got home with just enough time to get chores done and then get out to watch daughter's (she's in the grey blouse) varsity girls team play a conference tournament game. They won the game so they get to go to the semi-final game next Tuesday at Tuscola HS in Haywood county.
After the game I came home to ice caramel,chocolate and coconut cakes for market tomorrow.
Giving praise to God tonight for His beautiful world and for the ability He gives us to enjoy it.
Good Night and God Bless.