One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
It was exciting to see that the trail from the road to the Fern Valley Pond has been reopened even if it's only a temporary thing
It's unfortunate that the reason it was reopened was to facilitate dealing with the fallen Beech trees and the collateral damage surrounding them. But hey, for about a week this time of year it's one of the nicest 100' walks at the Arboretum, with various native Azaleas flowering on both sides of the trail, perfuming the walk to the pond which is itself ringed in spring wildflowers. It was closed as part of a plan to limit the number of entrances to the collection, but has been retained as a service entrance. I'm just happy that it's open this week.