Located between Houston and Austin Texas, outside the picturesque town of Brenham, this breathtaking place is a sight to see and the Antique Rose Emporium is the ride worth while. Many of these roses were popular in the gardens of early Texas and throughout the old world. Unlike replicas of antique furniture or art, these roses and flowers are actual descendants of plants from more than 2000 years ago! AMAZing.
Also known as the Crown Jewel of Duke University, is one of the most beautiful gardens is the USA. People come from all over the world to see it and gardeners love it for it’s many varieties of flowers. My favorite section was the rose garden because of it’s color and beauty.
I visited Durant Nature park for a few pics on my trip to North Carolina and was able to see various bird, insect and different animal species that have been recorded in the park, typical pond life, especially turtles and various spiders. What I really appreciate the most about this park was all the green that surrounded it, very beautiful and peaceful.
The first strawberry’s of the summer could possibly be the sweetest. There was no better way that I could have imagined spending this beautiful day then with my best friend. We spent this first summer day in the strawberry field picking some delectable strawberry’s. After spending this scrumptious day we could only think of one good way to enjoy our pickings. We worked them into a rumified drink or better known as a Strawberry Daquiri ;)
Brazos Bend State Park is probably the closes I want to get to wildlife…yikes x2!. I really enjoyed the walk but being 10 feet away from an alligator was not my idea of fun. I had no idea the different finds of birds living here in Houston, like The Blue Heron thats an interesting bird because of the way it hunts and its adult size is something to see, definitely beautiful. Here alligator, alligator…here. ;)