In May, we drove to Maryland for the annual Sheep & Wool Festival. My daughter and I spent a drizzly day walking, eating, caressing all the wool, and making friends with so many sheepses! It was such a treat!
On the way back to the coastal plain of Virginia, we took the long, meandering route and quite unexpectedly discovered the State Arboretum! It's a sprawling and wonderfully green place, occupying the central 172 acres of the Blandy Experimental Farm in Boyce, Virginia. The afternoon was spent exploring and learning and walking and sniffing... even our precious Carolina dog, Scarlett, had a blast, leaping through the grassy expanse!
I cannot recommend this destination highly enough. It's a must see, especially for garden gurus, mountain dreamers, pollinator protectors, tree huggers, and just about anyone in need of a quiet space to refresh their soul. I could tell you all about it, but how about a virtual tour?
|...wondered if there was a message here...|
|Scarlett leaping through the grass|
|The scene driving out of the Arboretum... pure bliss!|