The beautiful days

Greenspring Gardens, looking across the glebe.

Greenspring Gardens, looking across the park.

David with Johnny and Clare, resting

David with Johnny and Clare, resting

David and I packed the dogs in the car and took off for Green Spring Gardens yesterday. A few years ago, I worked as a volunteer in the children’s garden at Greenspring, and I like to visit several times a year.

Heronswood Black Helleborus

Heronswood Black Helleborus

Midweek, the park, once the home of an US diplomat, is mostly empty. Yesterday, the few visitors consisted of old folks with canes, some carrying cameras, dog walkers, and the odd young couple, one with a little red-headed kid who kept running away.  The plant sale at the greenhouse had attracted a few enthusiastic shoppers.

With canes in hand, leashed dogs and my camera, David and I fitted in with the rest of the visitors.IMG_0119IMG_0121

The early bloomers, snowdrops and such had come and gone, but clumps of Helleborus dotted the landscape, and the lovely Camilla shrubs were in fine form.

It was a beautiful day and all of us enjoyed our outing.  Later we came home and David and the dogs crashed in their beds and I in my easy chair to read.IMG_0126

12 thoughts on “The beautiful days

  1. Your photos remind me a little of when I used to hang out at the Montgomery Co. Aquatics Center in Rockville in the early spring. The grass looks so green; the buds on the bushes so promising; the flowers so joyful. Now I hear the cherry trees are now out in Washington, We’re a couple of week behind you up here in NY.

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