Longwood Gardens

One of the things I’ve been looking forward to since we moved to Sabbaticalville is a visit to Longwood Gardens. On Sunday M and I finally made our way over there (something I believe I mentioned a few posts down).

I don’t know what the gardens are like during the rest of the year (did you know Longwood Gardens is open every day of the year?), but springtime is glorious. We had the perfect day. It wasn’t too hot or too cold (temperature in the low 70’s with an occasional brisk breeze), the sun was shining, and there were a few puffy white clouds sailing in the sky.

We spent about three hours meandering around. I don’t think we covered even half of it in that time. Because of that, and because we enjoyed the gardens so much, we decided to purchase a year-long membership to the gardens so we can nip over there whenever the mood strikes. It’s only a 15 minute drive from here and it’s a great place for walking (much more enjoyable than the treadmill in the gym).

I took hundreds of photographs. Lucky for you, my faithful readers, it’s unlikely I’ll ever get around to uploading them all but here’s a few to get us started on my latest slide show.

Enjoy. 🙂

(I think those are the bluest flowers I’ve ever seen in my life.)

(The outdoor theater where I hope we’ll get the opportunity to attend some concerts or plays.)

(I was going to crop this photo, but decided I kind of like having a stranger’s face in the background. Makes it more mysterious or something.)

(The trees were just as amazing as the flowers.)

(Sunlight hitting the yellow tulips made the color POP.  I’ve toned it down, but even so, they’re still brilliant.  Any further toning down would cause the rest of the photo to be far too dark.

As you can see, it was tulip time.  They were not, however, the only flowers blooming.

The dogwoods were gorgeous:

That’s enough for now.  I’ll be back tomorrow with a few more.  You’ve been warned.