Monday, May 03, 2010

A perfect May Day

After church on Saturday, we drove to Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens. Rick's mom loves flowers so we always try to take in whatever display gardens are in season when she visits; amazingly enough, this was her first visit to Crystal Springs. The first rhodies were planted there in 1950, so some of them are the size of trees - a rhododendron forest!

In addition to the mind-boggling beauty of blossom and setting, there was wildlife galore. In addition to the waterfowl and squirrels we usually see, there was also a raccoon and a couple of nutria. (A cluster of visitors were oohhhing and aahhing over the latter, but once I explained what they were, they suddenly found them much less appealing.)

God's artistry cannot be matched. What a lovely way to spend part of May Day!

That's it for "off-campus event" #1 from . . .

8 comments:

Laura said...

Awesome pictures! I love the one of Brian and the goose.

roundaboutacres said...

Fabulous photos Michelle! The rhododendrons are incredible! I especially love the photo of the raccoon.

Sharon said...

Wow! Exquisite!! You are blessed but you didn't need me to tell you that.

sheepsclothing said...

Nice pictures-At least the sun is out somewhere--- and what a riot about the nutria!

kenleighacres said...

Great photos! I love the wood duck and squirrel. It was nice to see the sun, even if it was just for a couple days.

TigereyeSal said...

Lovely photos- well done! What camera do you use?

Mom L said...

Beautiful photos - that bridge is gorgeous. Thanks for the link to Wikipedia for Nutria - I had a general idea what it was, but I appreciate the information.

Nancy in Iowa

HisTek said...

Wonderful photos!
Jackie