Easter Weekend Photos
Spring is nearly a month behind where it was last year. It’s more normal for when it should come, but the cherry blossoms and flowers aren’t quite out yet at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.
Click here to see how Ginter looked last April. We haven’t had too many sunny days here either. It’s dreary and damp most of the time lately. A few good days of warm and sun can, of course, change the landscape quickly.
Don’t you just love those reflections in the water? When I walked over to the side path, the reflections were much dimmer in the water. This spot worked the best.
This spot is another favorite of mine for taking pictures at the botanical gardens. I love the shaggy bark on the tree to the right, plus the little white ticket booth in the background. These are ferns around the bench that are still unfurling, which is why it looks a bit scraggly and not very lush.
On to other news!
I found the beagle some squeaky toys that are similar to the little plastic soccer balls that he loves so much. They must be close enough as he’s been playing with it and bringing it to the deck to be tossed. His bigger brother, of course, cannot resist taking it away and squeaking it himself.
I’ve been slicing and dicing an enormous amount of data at work due to some increased requirements from our outside auditors. I’m glad that I figured out a way to do it and am also glad that for now, the project seems to be done.
I didn’t see my daughter for Easter weekend. She wasn’t able to find someone to watch her dogs so she could come here and with quarter close at work, I couldn’t get away long enough to go to her. She also has a litter of puppies nearly ready to go, which makes it harder for her to leave. I should see her in May though, which will be fun.
To end my post, here’s some daffodils that are in bloom plus a camellia tree that is starting to finish its blossoms. Enjoy!
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Spring has finally arrived in the Western Highlands as well. I went for a hike today in Bath County and found some amazing wildflowers. check out my “Spring Ephemerals” post, if you like.
Wonderful images in this post! Makes me want to get out and garden even though the urge passes quickly. :)
Beautiful images of Spring. It hasn’t reached us in the UK yet!! The camellias are particularly beautiful – stunning colour.
How different the park will look in short order.
It’s a beautiful time of the year – so many flowers popping up everywhere! Those pictures of the daffodils are beautiful! Happy Easter to you, just a few days late :)
Beautiful colors for spring…
I think we are all ready for spring this year. We get a day of promise then another week of cold damp weather. We even had snow in the a.m. a few days ago. We will really appreciate spring when it fully arrives. :)
Thanks for these hints of spring – I looked back at pics of my garden from last year – was is full and riotous bloom – not so much this year. We had sleet and snow showers yesterday – and I am home with the crud that my giving husband passed on to me-Ah well the faster I go the behinder I get! hugs K
beautiful photos!! thanks for sharing with me
Oooh, love the daffodils!!! It’s so nice to see some colour when all we seem to see around here lately is white LOL! It’s too bad that you didn’t get to see your daughter at Easter, but May is not far away at all, so you have something to look forward to :). I really enjoyed all of these photos, but the reflection shot is my favourite. It’s gorgeous!
Nancy–Splendid shots! I can almost smell the air. My daffodils are just starting to bob their heads up in the garden, but I don’t have anything to compare with the pavilion and lake reflection. The world is truly full of wonder and beauty. Thanks for sharing it. And thank you for being a loyal blog friend. –M.
These are beautiful photos, Nancy!
Love the daffodils and I have never seen a camellia tree before. Very Lovely. We were blessed with sunny warm weather here on the west coast for the Easter weekend. The cherry blossoms are out in full force and it is so pretty here right now. I didn’t get to see my daughter either. Seems we are all so busy.