A Fair Vision: Palatial Garden Blooms

“A fair vision welcomed him in this land of disease.”  J.R.R. Tolkien

Governor’s Palace Gardens (Williamsburg, VA)

Here in the State of Virginia we are under ‘stay-at-home’ orders, but we can go out to take exercise and for groceries (maintaining our social distances.) Last week Colonial Williamsburg opened up the Governor’s Palace gardens for a few hours each day, so Virginia went walking there on Friday.

The Governor’s Palace (front lawn view)

Usually tickets are required to enter the Palace gardens, something most locals do when visitors come to town. Since our family visitors usually come for Christmas or in the summer, it was a treat to see spring flowers in bloom.

The Governor’s Palace (backyard garden)

The Palace gardens are beautifully organized with all kinds of plants, flowers and budding trees. Friday’s blooms included a plethora of dogwood.

Dogwood, (Virginia’s State flower)

Beauty lurked around circuitous corners (aMazing!)

Governor’s Palace Garden Maze

Bluebells, anchoring a corner

Then there were tulips…

…and more dazzling tulips everywhere!

grace, peace & fair visions (the blooming kind)

Virginia : )

“The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places. But still there is much that is fair. And though in all lands, love is now mingled with grief, it still grows, perhaps the greater.” J.R.R. Tolkien

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14 Responses to A Fair Vision: Palatial Garden Blooms

  1. kaiserswest says:

    Beautiful!!! Thank you!!

  2. Debbie says:

    Oh, these are stunning — thank you, Virginia, for sharing them! It’s gray and rainy here — way better than SNOW! — so I don’t need an excuse to stay inside, ha!

    • Virginia says:

      Glad you enjoyed the ‘tour’ Debbie – hope the rain has lifted enough for the Sun to come back out where you are. Blessings & (palatial) garden grace – VA 🙂

  3. Michelle says:

    Oh wow!! How beautiful!!

  4. Tulips are magnificent

  5. Fatuma says:


  6. Jeff Rab says:

    Beautiful pics!!

    • Virginia says:

      Thank you, Jeff. Glad you could enjoy the ‘tour.’ This year the flowers here have been such a blessing amidst coronavirus challenges…

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