I grabbed my cameras, cell phone, car keys, umbrella, and $4.00 admission fee and happily set out on my tour of the gardens. I was excited because the azaleas were at their peak blooming stage and I couldn't wait to see them and capture them with my camera. It didn't take long for me to "be in my glory" ... with my camera and seven glorious acres of azaleas, wildflowers, towering trees, meandering paths, ponds, bronze works of art, and lifelike statuary to explore. And even the overcast day turned out to be a good thing ... what more could a photographer ask!
As I said at the beginning of this post, they were at their peak on the day I visited, and the lush profusion of blooms and colors was truly breathtaking. I'm afraid my photographs don't do them justice.
As if the azaleas weren't enough beauty for one day, I literally "saw pictures" everywhere I looked. There were flowers and lush green plants and pretty little wildflowers lining the paths, and, of course, there was no way I could walk by without getting a closer look at them through the lens of my camera.