Friday turned out to be a perfect day with warmer temperatures and sunny skies. We had almost forgotten what that big bright thing in the sky was here in Ohio.
My daughter and I enjoyed the beautiful day visiting the Dawes Arboretum near Newark, Ohio.
It was our first visit and we had came at the best time of the year to enjoy the beautiful Rhododendron Garden that they have created there.
Some of the Rhododendron’s were finishing their blooming but the Azaleas were blooming along the hillsides that made up the garden.
Rainbows of colorful blooms were so beautiful and sparkling in the sunshine.
and even some Flame yellows that were so bright that they just captured your attention. Even for a not so fond of yellow person as myself.
Narcissi flora with yellow hanging blooms grew along the trail at the back of the lake in the Japanese Garden.
Large sweeping bushes of white Azaleas grew on Holly Hill.
This Orange Flame really grabbed both of our attentions as to the brightness of the orange blooms on them.
Yellow Lights Azaleas
Even some small critters were out enjoying the day with us.
This baby rabbit could have cared less that we were walking beside it.
The sounds of birds filled the air and there were so many great trees and shrubs for them to nest and hide in on the grounds.
I spotted this Catbird calling in the top of a tree in the Japanese Garden.
My lack of knowledge about trees was really in evidence at seeing so many that I had never saw before. Although we had just missed the blooming of the Crabapples and some other blooming trees there was plenty of others in bloom that I will be sharing in future postings. I could see that the grounds would be beautiful in every season not only because of all of the flowering and rare trees that were growing there but because of the landscaping, lakes and animals that also called it home.