Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Feeling Grounded!

I don't know about you, but I tend to get a little (okay, a lot!) cranky when I go
through a stretch of time without some form of garden therapy.
Truly.  I do.
Bulbs have really been struttin' their stuff for a few weeks now.
Except for the occasional photo ops, I haven't had time to get out there and really enjoy them...
until this past week!

 Thanks to the extended daylight!  A quick change out of heels to garden clogs
and I'm sprinting out the door after work!
But bulbs aren't the only plants showing off  in the garden. 
The weeds have never looked healthier!  
But guess what?  I love to weed.
Truly. I do!
A few hours later (and a wheel barrow full of weeds), I find myself
feeling more relaxed, more centered...
more ME!
Gardening...it just grounds me.  I bet you gardeners can relate!
Thanks for visiting, Friends.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Late night progress

So the last post here had us counting 10 days down to Spring. 
Well, the ten days came and went...where is it?! 
It's been over a month and the weather is just finally changing!
Sure, there were a few 70 degree days but Mother Nature was just messin' with us.
I should've known better than to sow my indoor seeds 2 weeks early! 
So...are you asking what's with all these black and white flowers?
I am still sharing beauty from the Philadelphia Flower Show (see last post).
This curtain below depicted a waterfall in Yosemite National Park...
what a stunning display!
Imagine the immense labor of stringing these individual blooms...whoa!
 Made great progress burning the midnight oil...cleaning out my immense photo files.
And I was ruthless, too! 
I mean, really...do I need 4-5 photos on the same subject?!   
The above 8 are keepers out of 45!  If photography is your hobby too, 
I'm sure you get that!  I've been wanting to make cards out of the best ones...
another project on the To-Do list.
Let's end this post with a little color, shall we?

Next time, I'll share what's blooming in the garden! 
Happy Spring, Friends!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

2016 Philadelphia Flower Show

Explore America is the theme of this year's show. 
Inspiration came from our nation's national parks and monuments throughout history.
Visitors are treated to wonderful creations of flora and fauna inhabiting
our wetlands, forests and dry deserts.
 

Amid the themed gardens are the bulb display I always look forward to!
And, of course, the vast varieties of orchids, orchids, orchids!
See the cute pine-cone turtle tucked in below?
I really LOVE the bold contrast of this spring arrangement! 
As you can imagine, I took hundreds and hundreds of photos,
but they'll have to keep til next time.
Thanks for visiting, friends!
Hang in there...10 more days 'til SPRING!