This past Saturday, the family and I celebrated my 29th birthday (again). My birthday was actually on the 16th, but we waited a week to celebrate. One of the places I wanted to visit was the Palatka Ravines. Each year about this time the Azaleas are blooming. Each year about this time, we forget they are blooming and don’t go. This year we remembered. 🙂 However; I think we were a week or two early. Not all of the Azaleas were in bloom.
There were some flowers there and they were very pretty, but not the exploding blooms I had expected.
In 1933 the ravine was transformed into a dramatic garden by the federal Works Progress Administration. A lot of the original stonework is still there.
It is a beautiful park and we go at least twice a year. This trip was really special because Sir Husband let me lag behind and take pictures. He never once hollered back at me to hurry up.
If he got ahead with the children, they just sat and waited for me to catch up. 🙂
I got to take time to play around with the camera and take pictures of things I don’t always have time to take.
Even though the temp. for the day started out at 38 degrees, it warmed up to a warm low 60’s and turned out just beautiful. I really enjoyed this day. Once back home, we dropped the girls off to the grandparents and went out to a nice seafood resturant. I couldn’t have asked for a better 29th birthday. 🙂