Azaleas are in bloom in the neighborhoods near me so I thought the time might be right for a visit to Maudslay State Park. The park is a former estate, described on the park's web site as:
It feels like spring is lagging the normal schedule by a week or two. I found some azalea in bloom, some just budding - and yes, it was a good destination for today. What a beautiful place for wandering!
The former Moseley family estate on the Merrimack River, this park features 19th century gardens and plantings, rolling meadows, towering pines, and one of the largest naturally-occurring stands of mountain laurel in Massachusetts. Most breathtaking are the ornamental trees and masses of azaleas and rhododendrons that bloom in May and June.