Monday, August 8, 2011

Yaddo Gardens

After a recent kayaking excursion, the Mr. and I found Yaddo Gardens randomly by using the GPS.  We were trying to find any ol' spot to sit down and eat our picnic lunch. Close to giving up and driving around in a few circles, we finally found Yaddo Gardens in Saratoga Springs which was very much hidden away. In fact, we drove past the entrance two or three times since it was a leafy, foliage-y area. We were ready to sit at a lone picnic bench somewhere, but I'm glad we kept looking just a little bit longer!

The mansion

It was a really pretty, free place to stop by for lunch. You can read about Yaddo's history here.  The huge house on the property is for artistic types, but the gardens are generally open to the public, from what I can figure out.

Guess what time we were eating lunch?
 The inscription on the sundial says:


Time
~   is   ~
Too slow for those who wait
Too swift for those who fear
Too long for those who grieve
Too short for those who rejoice
But for those who Love, Time is
~   Eternity   ~

"Yaddo
1901"





View from the center


A statue named Christalan, which symbolizes youth, chivalry, and victory over mortality

 There were many bright flowers

We had a beautiful day to spend outside.

One of my favorite photos from this trip!


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3 comments:

Branson said...

Looks like an absolutely beautiful place! Great photos!

em said...

Yay! Glad you took the extra time and found such a pretty place!

Anonymous said...

That's great you found a place to kayak...you can do the same when you come this way...we hope for a nice sunny day. The gardens look wonderful...looks like a place you will visit again. Thanks for all the pics. Joan