A Day Out

To lift my spirits David took me to Greenspring Park yesterday where we walked and walked.  Years ago, I worked as a volunteer in these gardens…particularly the children’s garden.  Greenspring’s  reason for being is education…adult and children’s education.  I’ve taken garden writing classes there and they also hold gardening symposia in the main facility.  My daughter, granddaughters and I have attended several functions over the years. My new header shows the gazebo where concerts are held in the warmer months. Other photos below show some of the amenities of the grounds, which were once the home of a US diplomat before they were given to Fairfax County VA.

Broad green with main building containing office and meeting room sin distance
Broad green with main building containing office and meeting rooms in distance
Children's garden, up this hill on the left. I couldn't take my rollator on the gravel
Children’s garden, up this hill on the left. I couldn’t take my rollator on the gravel
We hd our dogs with us and taking photos was a challenge.
We had our dogs with us and taking photos was a challenge.
David with his cane framed by my rollator handle.
David with his cane and Clare framed by my rollator handle
Crepe Myrtle trunks showing pretty bark framed by Mahonia Shrubs
Crepe Myrtle trunks showing pretty bark framed by Mahonia Shrubs

One of the beautiful viewsOne of the beautiful views

I loved this combination of plants
I loved this combination of plants
Entry and exit here
Entry and exit here

10 thoughts on “A Day Out

  1. That’s a wonderful gift for us all. You rolled right along. Bravo. What are those two pink plants? Lovely. Good shot of David and Clare too. I walk good, but I can’;t get anywhere as I get out of breath fast.

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  2. Walking through the gardens always lifts my spirits too. These are such beautiful photos, Dianne. My life is a little hectic right now. I’ll be catching up with you in a couple of weeks.

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  3. What a nice way to lift spirits … I’m glad that you got out and was able to take all those wonderful pictures to share with us. I like your new header too.

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  4. Bravo for David choosing such a destination and for both of you for walking. Exercise in the midst of such beauty has to be doubly healing. Thanks for inviting us to tag along via photos. You do have a knack for garden photos, scenic and close up.

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