Callaway Gardens

I’m glad I’m retired so I have time for photography and posting on my “sometimes-blog”! I thought I had long to-do lists before, but now the lists grows faster than I can complete items. I am living proof that “multitasking” is not a good way to accomplish projects.

Anyway, a few weeks ago Kathy and I took a day trip to Callaway Gardens in Georgia.

Callaway Gardens is a 6,500-acre (2,600 ha) resort complex located in Pine MountainGeorgia, just outside Columbus, Georgia. The destination draws over 750,000 visitors annually.

Callaway Gardens was founded in 1952 by Cason J. and Virginia Hand Callaway to promote and protect native azalea species. His son, Bo Callaway, helped develop and run the garden. Today, Callaway Gardens features a wide variety of recreational attractions including a large enclosed butterfly habitat, the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center. The native palm Sabal minor maintains one of its northernmost populations in the area.

It was a beautiful day and we really enjoyed all the beautiful flowers and the Birds of Prey demonstration. Three birds were on display. During the presentation the birds flew from the front of the Amphitheater to the back, flying at or below eye level of the audience. We were advised not to stand up or raise our hands during the program.

Here are a few pictures from our trip. The birds are a Harris’s Hawk, a Great Horned Owl, a Barred Owl, and a Great Blue Heron.

The butterflies were in the Butterfly Center. I haven’t chased butterflies since 5th grade.

I hope this post finds y’all well and happy. God Bless and Stay Happy!!



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