I had a good excuse yesterday for sitting on my butt watching college basketball all of a beautiful spring afternoon - I had already run and walked 13 miles for half-marathon training and gotten lots of fresh air. But I didn't have that excuse this afternoon - an even nicer spring afternoon with temperatures in the 60's (F). So we spent a couple of hours leisurely walking around Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Even though only the early flowers and trees are in bloom right now, there is still plenty of color and beauty to see. It is a really nice garden, split between a large outdoors portion with plenty of interesting garden areas, habitats, and pathways and a really great "conservatory". Here are some photos from the afternoon. To see other spring photos from around Richmond, go to yesterday's post on my racing for a cure blog.
Photos from the outdoor gardens:
Photos from inside the conservatory - feast of colors for the eyes:
My vision is to describe hikes that I have taken. These will be sporadic, so if you like this blog, you may want to subscribe. If a lot of time goes on between hikes, then maybe I will write something about hiking in general, or describe an older hike from days gone by.