This Easter Sunday started out cool, cloudy and a little blustery, but full sun and warmth was forecast for mid-afternoon, so we thought it would be a good day to check out the azalea garden at the Biltmore Estate.
The clouds cast interesting shadows on the newly emerging leaves and the mountains in the distance had various shades of blue and green.
But it was the azalea garden that we really came to explore, and they did not disappoint.
The orange flame azaleas are favorites of ours.
and some fiddleheads.
I always like to see the root bumps created by the Baldy Cypress tree.
I had trouble photographing the wisteria in the pergola,
but got this nice image in the walled garden.
After some coffee and people watching by the house, we headed to Antler Village. What looks like a lake beyond the parked cars is actually flooding from the Swannanoa River.
And then, of course, we had to enjoy a glass of wine!