Ancient Forest

Ancient Forest Sign

We went to the Ancient Forest today. Still not sure what was ancient, other than the way my body felt when we were done with the hike!!

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Magnolia Bud

Magnolia Bud

The day before we explored Landis with a lens, a windy rainstorm came through, dumping sheets of driving of rain. As I took a photo of the Magnolias from a distance, I realized it was a lost cause, as so many blossoms were spent and on the ground. A closer look discovered this bud, still wrapped tightly, and showing off its beautiful shade of pink.

Easter Lamb

Easter Lamb

Since we had a family dinner on Saturday, Easter Sunday was free and clear. A road trip to Old Sturbridge Village was a pleasant diversion. Not too much traffic, a beautiful day, and a happy ending with my first soft ice cream cone of the year. We had hoped to see a little more color, but the flowers weren’t out and about yet. Instead, we were greeted by several baby lambs (I think that’s redundant). Most of the lambs were exploring, but this little one was settled down to a nap.

Peaceful Morning at Yaddo

Yaddo Pink

A June visit to Yaddo in Saratoga Springs is a guarantee for beautiful blossoms. Last year, I went with a friend I’ve known for about 35 years. This year, I went with a friend that I’d known for about 35 days. Both visits were such a pleasure, as we strolled through the gardens, admiring its offerings, and enjoying quiet conversation. Was it the friend or the location that made for such a peaceful visit? Maybe Yaddo is just meant to be shared with a friend.