Took a jaunt to PA to visit my Dad and also celebrate my "baby" brother's 50th birthday. The weather went from chilly to fantastic, and by Monday it was t-shirt wearing stroll time. I did a search and found a gem - the Jenkins Arboretum was only thirty minutes away.
So Dad and I went on an adventure. It was still early for a huge amount of color, but buds were ready to pop. We enjoyed the hike on the hilly nature trails.
Bird's nest tucked into a tree.
At the pond, baby turtles were sunning themselves. They were a bit far away for a good picture, but you can absorb the atmosphere from this view.
And a splash of color at the entrance/exit. The arboretum was FREE and absolutely delightful. I'd like to go back in a week or so - the azalea blooms will be spectacular. By May the rhododendruns will be berserk.
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.