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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Skylands: Late Spring Visit

I finally got over to Skylands for a walk. The weather has been so iffy and even in this photo you can see a few threatening clouds. It was a nice day with temps in the high 60s and in and out sunshine. 

Right now the prevelant blooming thing is mostly the irises. They vary from those planted neatly in beds in various colors —


— to the purple variety that wildly takes over in the unmown fields.


The rhododendrens are blooming and there are a few azalea hanger-ons.


The azaleas were not worried about whether or not their colors all go together harmoniously.

These beautiful trees were also in bloom and I haven't a clue what they are. Exotic looking!

The only thing that marred my pleasant walk-around was a group of rowdy teens on a school field trip. It was hard to feel zen while everywhere I went I heard loud voices and excited yelling. But, they were enjoying nature (maybe) and at least had chaperones with them. I will be going back soon as I saw a few things I want to check out in about a week that were about to bloom. I love Skylands and I hope you do too!


I love the close-up of the purple iris.

Skylands is one of my favorite places too - for several reasons.  The iris are really beautiful this year.  Not sure what that tree is with the orange blossoms either but it sure is gorgeous!

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