Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

We like to visit the rhododendron garden in the spring. Last year, we visited mid-April—and got rained on! This year, with unseasonably warm weather, trees have started blooming here in Hillsboro. As the garden doesn’t charge admission until the first of March, today seemed a good day to visit.

Although there were not many rhododendron blooms, the garden was still beautiful. I took a few pictures, but this was the only one worthy of sharing. Suzi took pictures, too, and ended up with many more to share. Jamison is showing her how to post them on Facebook and Instagram.

Mousse also enjoyed the visi–squirrel!!

I guess we’ll have to go twice this year. ;-)

Holy Saturday at Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

This afternoon,1On the eve of Easter or Holy Saturday. Interestingly, this is not the same as Easter Saturday. we decided to visit the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. On the way, we hit some heavy rain, but the weather was nice when we arrived. We had most of the park to ourselves. When the rain finally arrived at the garden (with a little sleet and hail mixed in for variety) we decided it was time to leave.