Descanso in the Rain, January 7, 2017

Rainy mornings are my favorite time to visit the gardens.  I love walking and listening to the rain falling beneath the oaks.  The colors are more saturated on days like this and everything feels so mystical... like walking in a fairytale dream.  It was a great day to recharge and reconnect.

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 I always visit this patch of forget me nots along the edge of the camellia forest.  There are just a few blooming now, but in the spring it will be covered in the tiny blue flowers.

I always visit this patch of forget me nots along the edge of the camellia forest.  There are just a few blooming now, but in the spring it will be covered in the tiny blue flowers.

 A blanket of fallen camellias.

A blanket of fallen camellias.

 Gray winter sky.

Gray winter sky.

 Walking along the Green Man path.

Walking along the Green Man path.

 Tiny mushrooms for the fairies.

Tiny mushrooms for the fairies.

 Magic Oaks.

Magic Oaks.

 Camellia bud almost ready to open.

Camellia bud almost ready to open.

 Rosemary.

Rosemary.

 Cottage roses.

Cottage roses.