Tuesday, May 3, 2011

In the spring time, the only pretty ring time...

Spring has sprung in Adams County!  Though we've endured one of the stormiest and wettest springs in recent memory, the rain has done wonders for the battlefields and local orchards.  The grasses are lush, the wildflowers are plentiful and the fruit trees have donned beautiful, fairy-like gowns of blossoms!

While the town is certainly already buzzing with activity as it hosts school groups and boy scout troops, the majority of visitors will see Gettysburg during the summer months.  Adams County is gorgeous during every season, but I can't help thinking that summer visitors will miss something by not getting to see springtime in our neck of the woods.

Therefore, I took a few hours last week and toured some of my favorite spots on the battlefields, camera in hand.  The day was overcast (as I said, it's been a stormy season), but I think that only added drama to the shots I took.  Enjoy!

A colorful view to the west from Confederate Avenue  /  Photo credit:  Catriona Todd
Native Redbuds mingle with Dogwood blossoms amid budding leaves near Big Round Top  /  Photo credit:  Catriona Todd
Somber yet elegant - spring settles on Little Round Top  /  Photo credit:  Catriona Todd

Between a rock and a hard place - Redbuds are everywhere at Devil's Den  /  Photo credit:  Catriona Todd

Neither precarious locations nor avid pruning can keep spring from blossoming  /  Photo credit:  Catriona Todd
I'd be remiss if I didn't acknowledge the wildlife that grace the battlefields - always watch your step!  /  Photo credit:  Catriona Todd
 As you can well imagine, these pictures are just the tip of the iceberg, but I will share others with you as we explore other topics of interest.  If you've already planned a trip to Gettysburg, we will see you soon! If you haven't yet planned your trip, please consider visiting now, while spring is still in the air! You'll be glad you did!

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