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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Rest Stop Garden

Good morning,

We've stopped at this rest stop on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina many times. 
Each and every time we stop, we see beautiful flowers and scenery depending on the season.
The garden is gorgeous!


 A plaque with thanks to those who envisioned improvements.


 There was a fabulous aroma in the air.
 This rest stop is also a park, garden, and place for a picnic.

Rest stops sure have changed since I was a child!

Enjoy,
Lois

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17 comments:

Jenny said...

Beautiful garden! I wouldn't mind my backyard being so beautifully landscaped. What a great place!

TexWisGirl said...

what a great effort! such a pretty spot!

Pat said...

Looks like a nice place to stop and rest a spell!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That certainly is a restful rest stop. I love and appreciate places that are so inviting.

Rick Watson said...

Lovely photos Lois.

Prasad Np said...

Beautiful garden, every flower shows the love it has received...

Elaine said...

Beautiful rest stop! Each state takes such a different approach to their rest stops, but I always appreciate those that are a little extra special.

Jan n Jer said...

Beautiful garden...how special this is to all who stop n visit!

Dawna Motz said...

How pretty! Stopping by from Friday Fences. Gardens are the best when shared with others!

Gemma Wiseman said...

How scenic and colourful! Looks like quite a large rest area.

Faye said...

Was just going to say that some rest stops are just like parks or gardens. Now you've got me trying to remember that beautiful rest stop on a hill in North Carolina! Only where was it?

Tanya Breese said...

those gardens are beautiful! yes, i remember rest stops being kind of plain as a kid. we'd stop to have lunch, pretty much just a few picnic tables!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

American rest stops are so nice!!

Lois Evensen said...

Hi,

If I remember correctly, this rest stop is on I-26 on the border of TN and NC.

And, for those who remember just picnic tables at rest stops, I remember when there was only a little "shed" with a seat with a hole at rest stops! ;)

Thanks, everyone, for stopping by and for your very kind comments.

All the best,
Lois

kaykuala said...

This is really great, Lois! Beautiful pics and fascinating angles!

Hank

Liz Needle said...

Beautiful garden. I love the shot of the cone flowers in particular.

Ruth Kelly said...

Tis a lovely garden with just the right fences.