Monday, April 18, 2011

meadowlark gardens

Last week I drove out to Meadowlark Botanical Gardens for a wedding rehearsal. As I hit the George Washington Parkway, Ralph Vaughn Williams' The Lark Ascending began to play on the radio and it was the perfect musical accompaniment for the drive. Unfortunately, I couldn't snap photos while driving on the parkway, but I did take lots of photos at Meadowlark Gardens. Enjoy the music with the photos from Meadowlark!

Tulips are the best-est flowers.

Blossoming trees... sigh...

Daffodils just make me feel so happy.

Johnny Jump Ups are such cute little flowers.

A view of the lake and gazebo.

Hello, I starred in that really bad movie Gnomeo & Juliet.
No, I did not watch it, just saw the previews.

Bleeding Heart in full bloom.

These little flowers are so pretty.

Daffodils are the second best-est flower.

This little guy surprised me and I almost stepped on him.

I got so homesick listening to this bird sing. It took me right back to Paradise, Utah.

Let's go for a walk under the blossoms.

The dogwood trees are so beautiful and with such a simple, unfettered blossom.

Don't you just want to sit here and watch the sunset?

The perfect blue sky and budding trees...

I think these are apple blossoms.

Hyacinths smell like heaven, at least I hope this is how heaven will smell.

Tulips are this girl's best friend.

More heavenly hyacinth... deep, deep breaths...

Little curly pansies touched with yellow gold, growing in the corner of the garden... 

It's well worth the drive to visit Meadowlark Gardens for a proper spring welcome.


Becky said...

I love the pictures they are beautiful!!!! Spring is coming here also, I'm so excited! You should call me we haven't talked in awhile. Love you!

Angela said...

I can't believe I had never been there while living in D.C.! Beautiful--and I agree, hyacinths are heavenly.