Greetings! I’m back from a wonderful week of celebrating our daughter’s wedding on June 27th. The ceremony was held in the Lower Reflecting Pool Garden; the reception at the visitor center. I see these spaces most every day and yet was stunned by the beauty and power of the garden in the evening. Maybe it was the wine, but more likely it was the way the sun was setting, the birds were singing and our daughter and her new husband were beaming.
I revisited these spaces today. My main observation? Don’t try to take photos at high noon! The sun washes the color away. Nevertheless, here are a few photos to whet your appetite for beauty and to entice you to come visit the Winterthur Garden this summer. In bloom? Daylillies, hydrangea, hosta, crape myrtle. The garden is full, lush, well-kept and exceedingly romantic. Of course, that’s the view from the mother of the very happy bride.