In my 20 plus years of living here on the Island I can only remember going to Snug Harbor once before today, and that was 7 years ago when I went there to seek out the services of their aborist for my ailing pear tree. This time I came with my lenses for the sole purpose of scouting out the sprawling 83 acre gardens & cultural preserve, to see if I'd like to make it a regular place to come photograph.
Almost all the buildings were closed and much of the grounds were under repair from the long harsh winter, so it didn't set the juices flowing wildly through my veins. But the potential is definitely there. Hopefully in a few weeks they will finish their spring cleanup and the fountains & pools will have water running in them again, and I'll go back and try once more. But as for today several pretty little pops of color dotted the landscape here and there, and this one was good enough to finally coax the camera out of my bag.
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