Posted in Color me Spring!, Holden Arboretum, My trail walks, Northeast Ohio

Dreary…AGAIN!

Part one of a two part post in which we continue our 
Search for Spring in the Arboretum.

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Thunder, buckets of rain, and puddles deep enough for ducks to take a swim! That’s today, drowning in dreariness,  but yesterday was beautiful…a great day for a trail walk at Holden Arboretum. That’s where we will continue the search for more signs of our elusive spring.

Let’s start  at Lotus Pond where daffodils bloom in the foreground and no ice remains on the surface of the pond, ice that was still visible on our last visit a week ago. That’s definitely promising.

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Lotus Pond without ice

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Out of the corner of my eye, I spot a few tiny clumps of netted iris. These irises are early bloomers, so they have passed their prime by now, but they are still lovely with their delicate shades of soft blue and yellow. I hope you agree!

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Netted Iris…past its prime

We will end today’s walk, on the trail that leads into the rhododendron garden.

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Entering the Helen S. Layer Rhododendron garden
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The Overlook, a recent feature in the rhododendron garden
That’s it for part one of this walk in Holden Arboretum.
Come back tomorrow to continue our search for spring!
~Trail Walker

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I'm an enthusiastic amateur photographer and nature lover, inviting you to join me on my trail walks.

10 thoughts on “Dreary…AGAIN!

    1. Thanks, Laurie. When I first saw that Iris a few weeks ago, I was delighted by its beauty. I know I am blessed to live so near the Arboretum; however today it is raining again, so I will have to wait a while for my next visit.

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  1. My husband and I also like taking walks on trails are biking rails to trails also! I enjoy taking pictures Along the way but I’m way behind on posting all the pics etc we’ve taken due to issues with my eyes and being unable to write.😩

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    1. Hi. It’s easy to fall behind in keeping up to date on posts. It happens to me all the time. I hope the troubles with your eyes are temporary. That must make it extra difficult. Please keep in touch when you can.

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