June 18, 2013

there is a splendid "little mountain" in virginia and it's called monticello


on saturday we took a two hour drive to see monticello (it means little mountain in italian!) - home of thomas jefferson - in charlottesville, va.
we toured the grounds first before the guided tour inside monticello. i'm not into guided tours, but our guide was great and was so glad we were in her group. she just oozed knowledge and you could tell she loved what she was doing.

visiting monticello was always on our list of things to do but we kept putting it off. we were almost going to put it off again, but i'm glad we went. {i truly madly envy the vegetable garden there. i wanted to pluck the big head of lettuce just because i thought the feeling of pulling it out would feel so gratifying.} 

there is one jeffersonian era tree on the grounds. there are two stumps from the area (cut down because it was struck by lightening). there are some books from the era as well in the library which was uber neat to see. the architecture, design and layout of monticello is really something to see. 


34 comments

  1. This looks like a fantastic trip! I'm going to add it to my list of places to see. :)

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  2. lovely photos!
    :) Liz @ www.rusticpeach.com

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  3. You looked like you had a wonderful time! The photos really bring the day to life and tell a story. And love the "polaroids" is this from a polaroid camera?

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

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    1. it's from the fuji instax camera! :)

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  4. Such a pretty place, it feels so summery!

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  5. Looks like a fun trip :D I envy the vegetable garden too!!

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    1. yes! the veggie garden was way cool!

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  6. your pictures are just beyond amazing! And that building, I would squatter on the grounds so I could be near it everyday!

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    1. thank you! the grounds were really amazing!

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  7. Looks like a great time! I love the 2nd picture, so pretty.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  8. Lovely pictures! Looks like a great time!

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  9. monticello looks beautiful! looks like a great time :) x

    & Pretty Things

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  10. Wow, this looks like such a fun trip, and definitely worth the drive! I love all the flowers!

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    1. definitely definitely worth the drive!

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  11. One of the most beautiful places ever! Great photos, looks like you guys had a great day! xx Kat

    Love and Ace

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  12. It looks great and I have this thing for pretty flowers. It looked so big, beautiful and filled with so much joy on his face! :B

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    1. i too have a total thing for pretty flowers! :)

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  13. Wow it looks like you had an amazing time :)

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  14. Wow, this is truly amazing. Beautiful photos. I will definitely have to this place to my travel list!

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    1. hope you get to go in the future!

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  15. Such a beautiful place! And the flowers!! Swoon!!
    Kristina x

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  16. What a lovely story in photographs from the grand building to the beautiful veg garden (that sound *really* is so satisfying!) to the polaroids and brick wall.

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    1. the veg garden was so incredibly awesome

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