For the past several years in October, I have travelled to Seattle, Washington for work and to visit my two best girlfriends. On these trips we manage to do some hiking, usually in the Cascade mountains, and there are always interesting gardens to see, just driving around Seattle. This year I am not able to make the trip but fortunately there are places that I can drive to easily like Gibbs Gardens, where I have already visited twice in the past two months. On my most recent visit, I was captivated by the wildflower meadow with the sumacs, asters and goldenrods. If you live in Georgia than you know that we had a hot, dry summer and only recently got some good rain. According to Jim Gibbs, because of the weather conditions, the wildflower meadow is not as colorful as it has been in past years, but for me it was beautiful and inspiring. On this blue sky day there were also lovely scenes and views down every path. Rocks, water, reflections and foliage in shades of red, orange, yellow and green-a visual feast for the eyes. Here are a few of the views that I enjoyed.