This artists' rendering shows one angle of the planned improvements to the Nittany Lion Inn lobby. Work on the renovations will begin Tuesday (May 27 and conclude Sept. 18.
The new Gazebo Courtyard at the Nittany Lion Inn on Penn State's University Park campus. The courtyard was designed and constructed through the combined efforts of Penn State students enrolled in the College of Agricultural Sciences' Landscape Contracting Program and employees at the Office of Physical Plant.
An aerial view of the Penn State campus including The Nittany Lion Inn.
In the fall of 2005, about 10,000 daffodil bulbs were planted in sweeping beds around the Nittany Lion Inn. This spring, the results are riotous color at the University Park landmark.
T.S. Eliot may have called April the cruelest month in "The Waste Land," but bright sunny skies and temperatures in the 50s and 60s have proved that spring has truly arrived in central Pennsylvania.
It may have been a scene like this that inspired William Wordsworth's poem in which he writes, "I wandered lonely as a cloud/That floats on high o'er vales and hills,/When all at once I saw a crowd,/A host, of golden daffodils."
In 2003, volunteers planted thousands of daffodil bulbs on the Old Main lawn as a United Way Day of Caring project.
Flowers bloom by The Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus of Penn State.
The Nittany Lion Inn decorated for the holidays.
Nittany Lion Inn in Spring on the University Park campus of Penn State.