Sunday, May 24, 2020

More Flowers

Before everything shut down mid-March Duane and I drove over to Como Conservatory to see the winter flower show.

I LOVE Como.  It's one of my top five places to go in the cities (I'll add a post about the others sometime soon).  The sunken garden is an enchanting, beautiful, fragrant, amazing space.  Here are some photos from that day...

We also went to Colossal Cafe on Grand Ave. for lunch, browsed a couple of antique stores, and stopped in at an urban farm and garden shop that has the most amazing stuff for sale (beekeeping equipment, plants, seeds, cheese making equipment, live cool!).  Little did we know that these would be our last "browsing in stores" opportunity for awhile.

When things reopen, and it's safe to visit, it's one of the first places I'm going to go!

Here's hoping YOU are finding the beauty around you too!!

Friday, May 22, 2020

I've Been Thinking A Lot About Flowers Lately

I LOVE flowers.  They make me happy.  They make me smile.  They remind me of fresh beginnings. 

I think I'm enjoying them even more than usual this year due to the feelings of being locked up with our COVID-19 "shelter in place" orders (which were recently changed to "safe in place", with more and more places of business opening back up, but don't get me started...the virus hasn't magically gone away...).

We are just beyond PEAK for crabapple trees and lilacs here.  I love them both, and think that the scent of lilacs is one of my favorite scents in the entire world. are several (several!) photos of the lovely lilacs and crabapple blossoms that we have been enjoying over the last few weeks...


Here's hoping YOU have been able to enjoy the lovely scents and sights of spring where you are too!