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(not so) Wordless Wednesday...

Nashvillians are lucky. Where does one go to beat the blahs of winter? Opryland of course. Yesterday, I played "hookey" and took a few hours off to walk through the 3 atriums - Cascades, Garden Conservatory and Delta. In all, there are about 9 wonderfully landscaped acres under glass. The lush greenery, beautiful flowers and the sounds of rushing water are enough to bring solace to anyone's soul.

HDR Photo of one of the waterfalls in the Garden Conservatory; Opryland Hotel ~ Photo by Michael Thornton

This HDR picture was taken along one of the paths in the Garden Conservatory...

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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Good Morning Michael...Glad you were able to play hookey yesterday and offer us this PLEASING photo this morning!

Jan 25, 2011 10:48 PM #7
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Debbie, the weather has been dismal for most of us this year. Kinda nice to take the break...

Rob, I wanted to. Quite a change in the place since the flood...

Roger, it is well worth the price to park...

Kimberly, Cool! I was successful then...

BLiz, It is and it is impressive. Sorry to hear that...

Clint, Y'all come down for a visit - Ya Hear... 

Jan 25, 2011 10:52 PM #8
San Antonio Texas New Homes for Sale
www.sanantoniotexasnewhomesforsale.com - San Antonio, TX
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hill Country



Looks like a neat place to get out of the weather....One question....Did it feel colder when you went outside due to the humidity inside the greenhouse?

Jan 25, 2011 10:59 PM #9
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Michael looks like a place where I would like to be today making a road trip

Jan 25, 2011 11:01 PM #10
Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Your Realtor Down the Shore!

That would work for me!  I'm not happy though that you sent this latest storm our way, without taking a couple inches to lessen the impact!  LOL

Jan 25, 2011 11:32 PM #11
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Michael,

What a lovely place to go to get your mind back!! I love the photo and see you are mastering the HDR thing..very nice!!

Jan 25, 2011 11:47 PM #12
Cindy Marchant
Keller Williams Indy NE 317-290-7775 www.marchantteam.com - Carmel, IN
"Cindy in Indy" , Realtor, Fishers Real Estate

I think a road trip is in my future...we had one planned last year but then you flooded...we were coming to see the Wrights (husband/wife)...ever see them down there?  My niece also lives down there..

Cindy in INdy

Jan 25, 2011 11:53 PM #13
Richard Strahm
American Foursquare Realty - Lansdale, PA
Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate

I'm looking out the window at ANOTHER snow storm.  How i wish i was in a lush garden like that instead.

Jan 26, 2011 12:09 AM #14
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Ahhh, the joys of playing hookie! I'm pretty sure if you look up serenity in the dictionary, you'll see that picture beside the definition.

Jan 26, 2011 12:15 AM #15
Amy Hahn
Pine Knoll Shores Realty - Morehead City, NC
Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC

It looks so peaceful and relaxing!  I am closing my eyes and imagining sitting there at Opryland...Imagining will have to do this morning!  Maybe I need to plan a day to play hookie...hmmmm?

Jan 26, 2011 12:35 AM #16
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello Michael and a very relaxing beautiful photo my friend ... ;)

Jan 26, 2011 02:07 AM #17
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Good morning Michael, this photo reminds me of a great place place called Tal...

Jan 26, 2011 02:10 AM #18
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Gorgeous....we have a place in Milwaukee called the DOmes that is very similar...I havent been there in years, but it would be the ideal time to go now during winter and get away from the dull grays for a while!

Jan 26, 2011 02:31 AM #19
Dan Quinn
The Eric Steart Group of Long & Foster Real Estate - Silver Spring, MD
Dan Quinn

3 acres under glass - wow, now that is a feat!  I would to see it one day.

Jan 26, 2011 02:35 AM #20
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

That is a place I would enjoy visiting. I like to take photographs of flowers. Thanks for sharing.

On Sunday, Dolores and I visited the Brookside Gardens conservatory in Montgomery County, MD for the opening weekend of their spring flowers exhibit.

 The colors of winter in Maryland. Life is good!

Jan 26, 2011 03:39 AM #21
Marian Goetzinger
Pine Knoll Shores Realty 252-422-9000 - Pine Knoll Shores, NC
Crystal Coast Real Estate NC

Michael,  I can't believe I've never been there but it is now on my bucket list. 

Jan 26, 2011 04:44 AM #22
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Michael..What a beautiful place to be... Today we have Chilly Philly snow storm ..everything is closing driving is bad and another storm approaching


Jan 26, 2011 04:45 AM #23
Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

Will have to put this on our list of places to visit. Beautiful photo.

Jan 26, 2011 09:07 AM #24
Susan Morrison
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA

Michael- the garden looks beautiful and it must have been a relaxing time.

Jan 26, 2011 09:51 AM #25
Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

After reading this post I can see why one would like to pay Opryland a visit.  Maybe that is where I need to go for a visit.

Jan 26, 2011 03:59 PM #26
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