The best thing about not taking the tram up and down the palace is having the time to look around the garden grounds. I loved photographing the flowers and the trees here. I felt like I was in a "secret garden". The flowers were growing everywhere.
This year, it feels like winter is never going to end. Everyone I know just wants winter to be over already. We've experienced enough polar vortex and snow storms more than I could count. Thankfully, I will get a little break from this weather by going on vacation soon and I hope that when I come back, it will be spring!