I was able to take a few photographs but as we moved on it became more crowded. Amazing hummingbirds taken by equally amazing photographers.I didn't want to disturb those who were enjoying the exhibit and settled down to enjoy them too. (I like to enlarge my own photos in the evenings on my laptop, to study details of any bird I photograph. There were no signs saying not to take photos. I always check.)
I bought a few items in the gift shop, just before we left. Gregg bought me a book on the house's history that I was leafing through, and I also picked up two gift cards and two packets of tea. The cards are the type that a tea bag is included, with a slit in the card so that the tea packet can slip into it. I have seen them before in other places and they have been around for quite a while. You may have seen them too. They make a sweet gift for a family member or friend. A handwritten card and a cup of tea, lovely!
The small room (gift shop area) was filling up with people and we both wanted some fresh air by that time. I was also eager to get to see what was blooming in the garden...
Those anemones were calling me.
I always love the anemones in front of the house. This is the Grape leaf anemone, also known as a Grape leaf windflower. It originated in the Himalayas.