Today was a big day for members of Winterthur Museum and Gardens. A friend and I took advantage of a new reservation system and printed out passes to put on the windshield of our car.
We had the 10 a.m. to noon slot this morning. It had been a couple of months since I had been to Winterthur, but had been following their Facebook page and looking at pictures and videos of all we were missing. The azaleas were almost all finished blooming, but a few late varieties were still in flower.
The peonies were no longer all at their peak, but many beautiful specimens were still blooming. The woody areas with their vibernums, ferns, evergreens and tall cypress trees were still providing cool shade. And my favorite place, the quarry garden, had a fine collection of primroses arrayed on their rocky perches. There were lots of tiny birds flying and strutting around, and a few chipmunks made an appearance.
All in all, it was great seeing this well established garden again.