Monday, July 11, 2016

SHELTER GARDENS IN COLUMBIA, MISSOURI for BTTCG Blog Party

As most of you know, back in March we moved
 to Missouri. 
 Yesterday, I took a few photos here
 at Shelter Gardens
in our new town 
of Columbia. 


 A large insurance company here owns these gardens:


There were numerous ponds and this one had large fish - koi?


My favorite thing was the many lovely statues:







And the biggest fish in the pond:





The statues were classic in style and quite unique:



Columbia is home to the University of Missouri, Columbia College and Stephens College so there is a very young (can I use this word?) vibe!









I will be sharing this post at these parties:
No Place Like Home
The Art of Homemaking Mondays
Let's Talk Vintage

I hope you can join in my blog party today!


31 comments:

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Bernideen,
Thanks so much for hosting!!
Another amazing post!!
Hugs,
Deb

Snap said...

Bernideen, what a lovely post. One of my favorite things is to visit gardens. Thank you so much for the tour or Shelter Gardens.... so pretty!

[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a beautiful garden! I love fish/koi ponds and statuary so this would have been a treat. Vibe is a good word to use. :-) My family keeps me on my toes when it comes to using words. And it's 'cool' to be hip like them. They rather like it. Hubby and I led a Young Adult group for a while so we learned all the lingo. Thanks for sharing and linking and enjoy your day.

Blessings,
Sandi

xinex said...

What an amazing garden! I love all the statues. Thanks for hosting, Bernideen.... Christine

Ruth W said...

Hi Bernideen. So glad you are enjoying your new location...looks like so many wonderful places to visit! Love the gardens...lots of ideas for you there! Thanks for hosting!
Ruth

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I love gardens, and this post is beautiful!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Bernideen,
what a lovely garden you share. Theese big fish are often very hand-tame and very intelligent. Love to see the wonderful statues. They would fit very fine in your garden, too. :-))
Thank you for sharing this charming post and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

[email protected] Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I loved seeing all the statuary in the pretty gardens, Bernideen. Thanks for hosting your party!

NanaDiana said...

How very, very beautiful. I have not had time to visit any gardens in a long time. I enjoyed seeing your post! Happy Summer Day- xo Diana

Beth said...

Beautiful gardens, Bernideen. Yes, those are koi. When we went to Biltmore in May, the koi were very friendly. They would swim right up when persons were standing outside the pond! (Has something to do with people feeding them, no doubt!) My goldfish in my own pond, on the other hand, are not at all friendly. They hide in the plants and rocks a lot but I do see them, especially at feeding time. Enjoy your day!

Mrs.T said...

What lovely gardens, Bernideen! You are blessed to have them there in your state.

Szara Sowa said...

What a lovely garden. Beautiful ststues, I like it very much. :)

Lynn Bean said...

This looks like a lovely place to visit. Thank you for sharing your site! Have a great week, Lynn

happywonderer.com said...

Lovely garden and I like the statues, too. How nice that you are embracing your new corner of the world...

Crochet Hooks said...

wow so lovely! thanks for sharing the garden with us! and for hosting the party :)

Margie said...

Thank you for hosting and giving us a tour of the pretty Shelter gardens. I'm also a fan of their lovely statues.

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

Thank you for hosting. Your photographs are beautiful.

Chloe Crabtree said...

Thank you so much for hosting! I am always happy to come and party with you!

janice15 said...

Good evening Bernideen, such lovely photos. I always have loved those fish. Funny just yesterday I was thinking of a pond, but, then I visualized the raccoons, yanking them out for some reason.. Silly. Lovely photos. Have a wonderful evening with love Janice

Terri said...

Hello Bernideen,
What a lovely place to visit! You took many good photos. I hope you are feeling at home in your new place.
Thank you so much for hosting your party for us all to join in : )
Hugs,
Terri

Deborah Will said...

Beautiful pictures. Thanks for hosting.

robin lorraine williamson said...

love the tour so pretty thanks for the lovely party have a great week try to stay cool zen hugs and purrrs from frankie

Lady Linda said...

Hello dear midwest friend! Looks like you are settled in your new world! I loved your photos of your visit to Shelter Gardens. Such a lovely place to have so close.
Keep cool!
Love ya,
Linda

Marilyn Miller said...

Beautiful gardens!

Stephanie said...

My, what lovely gardens! The fish are so bright and vivid.

Enjoy the remainder of your week. Hugs!

Summer said...

Wow! Gorgeous photos ♥

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teacupsandstitches.com said...

Well, Bernideen, you picked a nice area to relocate with such nice gardens. This one certainly has lovely statues. Thank you for the tour. Kindest regards, Jill

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Bernideen! Shelter Gardens is one of my favorite places here in town. When the kids were young we lived 2 blocks away and we walked there all the time, played tag there, hide and seek, played school-took our own chalk for the chalk board,picnics...very sweet memories were made there, and lots of photos. Thanks for sharing it with us. I need to visit there again!

Deanies Stash said...

Bernideen, I loved all your photos. Thank you for hosting.

xo Dianne

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Bernideen, I love your garden photos and your story about The Red Paisley. My link shows one of my favorite teacups and the recipe for Earl Grey Ice Cream I just developed to serve at my next summer afternoon tea in the gazebo.

The Charm of Home said...

That is a beautiful garden Bernideen! So many pretties! Thanks for hosting!