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An Afternoon at Wollam Gardens

We are really feeling spring here on the East Coast. I was recently in DC for work and made a delightful side trip to Wollam Gardens in Jeffersonton, Virginia. The Gardens are just starting to wake up with blooming daffodils, flowering apricot and quince in the fields, and ranunculus, anemone and poppies just starting to show their faces in the greenhouses. We witnessed the budding, showy signs of spring as well as the treasures that are just beyond the usual line of sight. Plural varieties of hellebore. Butterflies long-stuck to a metal grid in a greenhouse. An abandoned bird’s nest in the crux of an apricot branch. Chives curling out of the ground. And the buds of viburnum just starting to unfurl on late winter’s stem. Even my daughter found an unexpected treasure. The gift of friendship that looms in an unexpected place. Welcome Spring!

Photography Beth Horta for Sweet Sabelle.

This entry was published on March 14, 2012 at 6:35 am. It’s filed under An Afternoon at Wollam Gardens and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “An Afternoon at Wollam Gardens

  1. Beth, what a beautiful post! The buds of loveliness are such a wonderful visual!

  2. In love with the fine dried curly branches!!

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