By coincidence, the state meetings of both the Alabama Master Gardeners and the Alabama Wildflower Society were held in Huntsville this past weekend.
I had a conflict of interests!
Actually it wasn't too bad, except for half a day on Saturday, when the AMG was winding down and the AWS was beginning.
We did not get as much time at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens as we would have liked.
This is their 115+ year old dogwood.
A trillium that doesn't know how to count. (It's supposed to have only three petals.)
At a garden we toured, my favorite feature was this granite wall that the owner had built out of free scraps.
I didn't take my "good" camera due to forecasts for lousy weather, and of course ended up wishing I'd had it.
Especially when we hiked the Monte Sano sinks trail. I saw Squawroot for the first time...
...I didn't realize it was so big!
One night the banquet hall was late opening up, so I wandered the neighborhood and photographed enchanted medieval castles. (Or possibly it was just a backlit church with swirling clouds.)
I had a wonderful time, but boy are my feet tired.