You see the flowers before you even enter the garden.
The sound of water greets you near the welcome center.
As you leave the visitor center and enter the garden
you pause, you breath, and you relax.
Some of the earliest spring flowers to bloom are the daffodils
which celebrate the end of winter with their bright yellow trumpets.
In addition to the daffodils
there are crocuses, hyacinths, and wildflowers.
A nice breeze blowing off the nearby lake stirred the flowers,
filling the air with sweet scents.
Have you every stood near a field of hyacinths?
The smell is amazing!
The flowers weren't the only gorgeous thing in the garden.
Now, to the reason I went to this beautiful botanical garden
"the tulip extravaganza."
Thousands of breathtaking tulips line the pathways
and are scattered on the hillsides;
every color, size, and variety you can imagine.
I took hundreds of pictures of the tulips. I couldn't share them all here, but if you'd like to see a few more I'm posting today at Focusing On Life. I'd love to have you drop over and see them.
If you're ever in Arkansas you must visit the beautiful Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs. Every season is spectacular.