Saturday, September 20, 2014

Out and About

 

Today we went to a Garden
Fair here-aka: Loose Park.
The 75 acre park is located
in the heart of the city.
The land once saw the Battle
of Westport. When the park
was purchased in 1927, by 
Ella Loose it was part of the
Kansas City Golf Club. Miss
Loose purchased the land so
that it could be turned into a
park to honor her husband.


 

This is some of the beautiful land-
scaping throughout the park.


 

The fair had several exhibits inside
the Garden Center.


 

So pretty!


 

Aren't these stunning?


 

The "butterfly lady" was
there with her great
butterfly house.


 

If you were to say "Loose Park"
to a resident of the city or
surrounding cities, the first
thing out of their moths would
be "Roses!" The park is well
known for their beautiful Rose
Garden. Brides sign up months
maybe years in advance to have
their wedding at the park.
Some of my bridal photos were
taken here almost 15 years ago.
Here are some of the beauties.


 
 
 
 

I was very surprised to see so
many roses still in bloom!
There are 4,000 roses of 168
varieties in the garden.  The
rose garden was established
in 1931.

 

The fountain was so pretty!


 
 
 

This was attached to one of the
pillars leading toward the fountain.


 

Downstairs in the Garden Center was
a book sale. You know me--I was there!
Each of the hardbound books were 3
bucks a piece and the magazines were
10 for $1. Bargains!  
One of the books I pick up is called
"Garden Junk" A fun one this is going to
be! It has great ideas for using "fun stuff"
in your garden. I thought the cashier was
going to take it!



Oh yes, the standard "selfie"
of us. I'm doing better  with
getting both of us in the viewer.

Hope you enjoyed strolling the
grounds of one of the most
popular historical parks here in

Kansas City.

~Keep on Dreaming~




12 comments:

  1. you and mr ken are looking good!!! I love coming along with you guys on your trips. We have a park like that near by called sherwood gardens ~ it's in the middle of a very elite neighborhood surrounded by the most beautiful homes i've ever seen. If you say sherwood gardens... people will say Tulips! : ) in the spring its a sea of tulips.

    have a great sunday.

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    1. Oooo, how fun would that be to see!
      Glad you enjoyed the trip.

      M : )

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  2. That is a beautiful park and looks like they keep the grounds up nice. Love the roses!!!

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    1. It is such a pretty plave, so much so that a lot
      of Brides want to be married there.
      Those roses were spectacular!

      M : )

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  3. I have not been over to Loose Park in ages.... we used to have a Christmas dinner there for years with a group to which I belonged... but I would have loved to have gone to the garden show and SHOPPED THE BOOKS!!!

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  4. Yea, it was great.
    If they do it again, I'll
    let you know.

    M : )

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  5. You too are looking good! Glad you got some treasure at the book store, thanks for sharing the pictures!

    Hugs, Nance

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    1. Good treasures too!

      Thanks for dropping by-it's
      so good to see you!

      M : )

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  6. Great blog background! I love your photo together. The park looks really pretty and the fountain is so cool.
    Have a great week!

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  7. What a sweet picture of the two of you! Beautiful park! I do so enjoy your trips! Thank you for sharing with us! Love the roses!

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    1. To you too:

      Thanks, thanks, thanks!

      M : )

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