Here’s part 3 of the Jasmine Hill posts, I decided to go ahead and submit it since everyone seems to be enjoying the tour so much. This is another view of the temple ruins from the French doors on the back of the house. I wanted you to see what the Fitzpatricks saw when they walked out of their home. Seeing this picture just makes me want to crawl into this photo to be there again.
These columns were place around the parameter of the lanai, in the second picture if you look in the background you can see how elevated the home is compared to its surroundings. The garden sits on the southernmost outcropping of the Appalachians.
The original this bust of Zeus was created from was lost at sea during a shipwreck after its creation in the 5th Century B.C. It was discovered in 1926 and excavated in 1928. The diver that found the wreck died in 1928 and the site was abandoned. What else could be there?
These very pretty Lotus blooms were all over the reflecting pool at the temple ruins.
Saturday was just beautiful, the temperature was perfect. There was a row of cherry trees along the pathway and I casually made the statement I wish the wind would blow so I can walk among the falling petals and take photos. In that very instant from a perfectly still day the wind blew in very strongly and petals were floating everywhere. It lasted only as long as we were under the trees. There was no wind earlier that morning and not a single breeze afterwards. It was if the garden heard my wish and granted it, you would just have to have been there to understand and feel the magic that was in the air at that moment. Unfortunately' the petals are only visible in the photo when you know where to look.
Okay, I’ll leave you to wander the trails on you own. I hope you’ve enjoyed the photos.