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An explosion of color

Pine Mountain GA…if you have to be broke down somewhere, it might as well be beautiful…

I had come to stay at F. D. Roosevelt State Park – 9,049 acres and one of Georgia’s largest state parks. It’s a hiker’s and backpacker’s haven with more than 40 miles of trails –but I had come to see Callaway Gardens. (hiking would be out of the question this trip due to a broken ankle)

Callaway typically explodes in Spring into an amazing display of color…

Yup – doesn’t get much better than this! This is Mother Nature’s color palette on steroids –

Callaway Gardens is one of the biggest reasons folks come to this small south Georgia town. Pine Mountain is the gateway to the 13,000-acre Callaway Gardens. It is home to the world’s largest azalea displays, one of North America’s biggest butterfly conservatories, a magnificent vegetable garden where PBS’ “The Victory Garden” is filmed, golf course, lake, hiking and biking trails and much much more.

And it’s one hell of a destination for a photographer ☺

In Spring, the Callaway Gardens landscape explodes with an incredibly beautiful display of over 20,000 azaleas, plus mountain laurel, dogwoods, daffodils and tulips –all set among some amazing pine stands.

Callaway has given names to many of the more prominent stops in the Gardens—like The Azalea Bowl, Overlook Azalea Garden—but there’s also the Sibley Horticultural Center and the Day Butterfly Center—all stops full of photographic opportunities.

This year, with spring arriving early, I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was not disappointed. I’ll let the flowers speak for themselves… see you down the road

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