Thursday, April 20, 2017

4th Annual Easter at Biltmore

Good afternoon my dears.

Hope y'all had a wonderful Holy Week.

A vintage Easter card that I found at a antique store.
Our Holy week started with glorious weather, warm enough for our first swim of the season. We opened up our pool around Valentine's Day and it took us a few weeks to remove the leaves, filter the water, and adjust the PH balance.  

- I've got all my spring planting done [✓] -

- So most nights we dined al fresco as we watched the sunset. -

- Kelsie Merrily -

-Sophie Maria -

One spring project hubby has been working on is installing a new pre-treated picket fence. He's handy with any household or garden projects, and enjoys making weekend visits to Home Depot, or Lowes for supplies.

This is an in-progress photo of the forest. Before, it had a layer of mulched leaves which we've hubby's been raking up to grow grass seed.

Every year on Good Friday I usually make us a home cooked roast dinner, but this year we were so busy with future house meetings with the builder that I didn't get the chance. My saving grace is that I did get our Easter baggies made up, which are a handful of our favorite chocolates, for an Easter treat.

On Easter Sunday we drove to Biltmore, for our 4th annual Easter. We had a delicious luncheon at the Deerpark, which we took some home videos of, and I'll have to find someday.

- Ice sculpture-

After the luncheon we strolled through the Biltmore Estate. I must admit this seasons portrayal of George Vanderbilt's books wasn't as enthralling as last years portrayal of all the Vanderbilt's weddings.

After walking around the house we toured the spectacular gardens - tulips, lilacs, and Easter lily's which made the air smell fragrant. It was a lovely Easter Sunday.

Since then we've been busy at the land. One of the projects has been staking out where we'd like the house, and adjusting our permits accordingly. Our driveway will be over 250 feet from the road, so we're hoping to put in a circular driveway in front of the home so guests can turn around easily, and not have to reverse that far.

Here's a glimpse of the front garden. ⤧

The home site ⤪

The side garden. ⤮

Hubby's been practicing his drone skills. He's hoping to do a time lapse video during the build. If all goes according to plan we'll be breaking ground this summer.

- Dogwoods in bloom -

That's all for now, hope y'all have a wonderful weekend.

~Kiki Nakita ~

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