There was plenty of beauty to be found outside of the daffodil field, though, and in spite of temps ranging from 50-60 during my visit, a steady breeze made it feel much cooler. I found no mourning cloaks, saw only one spring azure at a distance, and had one Eastern Pine Elfin that cooperated for photos along the lawn garden.
The early spring flowers stole the show today. Here are the highlights of over 600 photos taken (yes, I am crazy):
Did you notice the center of the flower above? As the center opens, it looks like tiny yellow stars. Sweet! I didn't notice til it was on the computer.
Even last year's hydrangea blossoms are still beautiful!
A brief visit down the center hallway of the main building:
And back outdoors again:
Eastern Pine Elfin