My family took me to Shelburne Farms today as a belated birthday present. I had never been to this amazing property before although I have lived in Vermont since I was a baby. For those of you who don't know, the farm belonged to the Webb-Vanderbilt family and presently consists of 1,400 acres on the shores of Lake Champlain. It was designed intentionally by a landscape architect to feature spectacular views, stunning vistas and surprises around ever corner. It lives up to the promise. Yet, with all the stunning images I saw today and there were many (I will be putting more up on my Facebook page tomorrow) the one that enchanted me the most was of the lovely lily pond constructed in the front of Lila Webb Vanderbilt's beautiful gardens. Each time I look at these serene waters I see something new and I feel peace.