My Photo Walk: Longwood Gardens

November 18, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

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18 - Longwood 418 - Longwood 4 18 - Longwood 118 - Longwood 1 My plan for today was to photograph eagles at the Conowingo Dam, but lots of road construction delayed my arrival, and when I got there, there was not a parking place to be had.  Determined not to waste this beautiful day, I looked at a map and realized I was only about 35 miles away from Longwood Gardens.

18 - Longwood 218 - Longwood 2 18 - Longwood 318 - Longwood 3 I texted my friend Kris, and she met me at Longwood, where we took a long walk through tree-lined paths.  The sky was so blue and the color was so bright on the leaves that it almost hurt the eyes.  

Along our walk we saw flaming red maples, rusty orange Sequoias, and golden ginkgos.  Very few flowers were along the paths we took, but I did find some small cyclamen and a container of robust carnivorous pitcher plants, S. leucophylla.  We stopped for a few minutes to watch the synchronized water show set to music.

18 - Longwood 518 - Longwood 5 18 - Longwood 618 - Longwood 6 On the way home I did stop by the dam around 3:30, where there was finally plenty of parking, but the sun was too low in the sky, and the dam was shading the water.  The few eagles I did see were far up into the tops of the trees.

Overall, despite many hours driving, the day turned out fine.  I got a good walk with a good friend on a beautiful day in a beautiful place.  I'm kind of glad it turned out that way.

 

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All photos in "My Daily Photo Walk" are available for sale upon request.

 

 

All photos in "My Daily Photo Walk" are available for sale upon request.


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