Monday, March 9, 2015

Mosaic Monday #31 - The Edison and Ford Winter Estates

An outing to the Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Ft. Myers, Florida was interesting to both my husband and I.
The vistas were gorgeous, here the Caloosahatchee River is seen in the background.
Many trees were planted on the property and are works of art with their root systems.
The outer office and botany laboratory.
Books on botany filled many shelves in the library.
The location is ideal for orchids and there are many to be found on upper branches.
The white garden.
An open concept tea room by the river for cool summer breezes.
Indoors was quite formal, the family lacked for nothing.
There weren't a lot of roses blooming at this time in February but I couldn't resist snapping this pretty and fragrant pink specimen.
If you're ever in the area of these winter estates, they are worth a visit to see.


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47 comments:

  1. Hello Judith, The Edison Ford Estate is beautiful. Lovely images, from the views, trees, landscaping and inside.. The rose is lovely.. Thanks for sharing your visit.. Also, thank you for hosting Mosaic Monday. Have a great week ahead!

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  2. Hi JUdith. Beautiful beautiful gardend. I love your photo's.
    I didn't know at what time you usually open the mosaic Monday. Thought it was some hours earlier but I see I am the first here now. This time is good for me too , it is 11.30 AM here. As long as I know.....
    Thank you for hosting and have a nice week

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  3. Hi there, this is my first time linking up at mosaic monday, Jackie from TravelnWrite told me about your linky. Thanks for hosting such an original link up. I love the roots on those trees, they are totally amazing!

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  4. Really amazing shots Judith. Love the place!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  5. Great post Judith....every shot is so interesting and packed with information. I love the old cars and beautiful garden and flowers. And these amazing roots!
    Thanks again for hosting......

    Enjoy your week,
    Ruby

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  6. Looks a fun trip.
    What great trees and views :)

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  7. A great post on this very interesting estate. I enjoyed all your photos and the next time we go to Florida I will keep this place in mind. Thank you Judith!

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  8. We enjoy the estates so much .. They are decorated beautifully at Christmas too. Fun to know the Edison's were the first Florida snowbirds! We live on that River! (Our home is JUST a tiny bit smaller though (lol)! Your pictures are great. Thank you so much for hosting.

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  9. That looks like such a fascinating place to visit ... lots of history, gorgeous scenery and wonderful gardens.

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  10. Looks a great day out at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates with something for everyone. Wish I was closer as I would say let's meet for tea in that gorgeous open air tea room - my treat as a thank you for hosting!
    Wren x

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  11. Hello, Judith!
    The estates do definitely look worth visiting!
    Your photos are beautiful, and I like this time especially much how you have framed the photos and mosaics. The pink rose is my favourite. :)
    Thank you for hosting and have a great week ahead!

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  12. Lovely photo instants and aspects! a place that worth to be seen, indeed! I like these so huge and amazing trees, too... Happy Monday of March and thank you for hosting!

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  13. Thanks for the wonderful peek into the Edison and Ford Estates. Both the interiors and the gardens are beautiful, and I'm sure the estates are lovely in every season.

    Thanks for hosting, Judith. Hope you have a pleasant week!

    Poppy

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  14. What an interesting tour - thanks for taking us along. The photos of the gardens are amazing too.

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  15. I would love to drive down there and spend the day. Looks so beautiful at any time of the year. It's been in the 80s for a few days in a row and has really greened up here. We have pollen now, too. lol Enjoy your week! Hugs!

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  16. That sounds like a place that I would love to visit! My father would have loved that too. What beautiful views and gardens and the botany library sounds fascinating! Thanks for hosting and for sharing!

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  17. What a great place to visit. I especially love the gardens and structures.

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  18. Interesting, and what a lovely shade of pink in your rose at the end. My husband reminds me we took our kids here years ago.

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  19. That was a very interesting outing. The tree's roots are very special. I like the white garden and the pink rose is very pretty.

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  20. Thanks for sharing your trip there. Looks like a interesting place to visit.
    Thanks for hosting again this week.

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  21. What a wonderful spot right on the water with history and gardens....I think I would have to resist picking that rose...

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  22. I so love the trees and plants that grow in tropical climates like Florida and Hawaii. It seems I can't take enough photos of Banyon trees! Most interesting post, Judith!

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  23. It looks like such a lovely place to visit. Have a great week and thank you for hosting.

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  24. What a beautiful place to spend time.
    Thanks so much for this fun party...

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  25. The Edison and Ford winter estates look like fascinating, places to visit Judith! It was nice they allowed photos inside. I have a similar post showing the Vanderbilt' Mansion , Museum and Planetarium on what was called the Gold Coast of Long Island,. It did nor allow interior photos but the exterior also tells a story.

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  26. The place looks interesting to me too. I like the trees there, especially that banyon. Happy Monday!

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  27. Enjoyed more of your tour today. Thank you for Mosaic Monday 31. Have a wonderful week Judith.

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  28. This estate looks like the perfect spot to wile away a few pleasant hours. Like you I'd be especially drawn to the gardens. Those orchids are so exotic, and the roses are beautiful as well. Glad to hear it's starting to warm up for you - send it our way, please. :)

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  29. Your first two mosaics are wonderful Judith.
    I'm a tree lover and the Banyon has always been on my list "to see" those roots are fascinating.
    I would also enjoy the botany laboratory!
    Plenty to do and see in Florida!
    Thank you for hosting.
    Shane

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  30. I think this would be a very interesting tour to take. It really looks like a lovely estate.

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  31. Thank you for sharing your wonderful trip to Edison and Ford Winter estates. It must be a great place to visit, I loved the pictures of the gardens and also the interior, a botanic library, should like to have a look in there.

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  32. Very interesting, Judith. I would love to have tea in the outdoor 'Tea Room'.

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  33. What a wonderful place to visit!! It looks a though the gardens are very beautiful and the house very interesting, that is the best combination in my view! xx

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  34. It looks like a great place to visit with all the vintage things on display. I also love the garden.

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  35. So many great pictures it looks like a great way to spend a day.
    Have a lovely week and thanks for the party.
    Denise

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  36. Very nice, Judith! Of course, my favourite part is the open concept tea room!

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  37. That looks so beautiful! What an enchanting place to visit.

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  38. very interesting pictures this time....and i love the photos of the orchids! Judith... Thanks for giving us all this fun opportunity to participate in "mosaic mondays"...it is such fun and so neat to go look at everybody's pictures from all over the world!

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  39. I could lose myself there for quite some time! Looking out by the water with those trees, I am thinking it would be a spot for wedding pictures! That tea room must be wonderful to enjoy. Thanks for the visit today. I am slowly getting better and appreciate the kind wishes!

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  40. While I have seen the Mississippi River, I have never seen such a huge, wide river. I just cannot imagine. The estate looks beautiful.

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  41. What a tour! I'll bet it was so interesting! Thank you for sharing!

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  42. I loved seeing the banyon trees and the orchids. The white garden was quite formal and very pretty too. Have a good week, Judith!
    Hugs, Beth

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  43. So many discoveries made on your journey to Florida Judith. I know that my husband would have so enjoyed the museum. The Banyon trees are always so intriguing to me. Thank you~

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  44. How wonderful seeing how the 1% live! Gloroius!

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  45. Visited there years ago when I was really too young to appreciate it. If you ever are near Dearborn, Michigan the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village is one of the best places to visit too - like a step back in time. Of course then you'd need to get up to the Grand Hotel in Mackinac Island, Michigan. These two things should be on everyone's bucket list! : - )

    Thanks for sharing! Big hugs!

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