When visiting my sister and her husband over Easter break, they took us to Secrest Arboretum, which is owned by Ohio State University on a large tract of farmland near Wooster Ohio.
Spring was further along there than here at home so we enjoyed these blooms all that much more. (So glad to report we are seeing these things bloom now here as well! Yay! Spring at last!)
Carved out of a piece of flat prairie, this arboretum was much different than those in the east, with our hills and valleys, and shady trees. This arboretum had all sorts of lovely places to sit and contemplate, like the lovely stone table shown below. Last, below, you can see my older (middle) sister and her husband, who were our hosts.