Dee Dee at D DZINE is hosting Art Work Friday. I have not been a consistent participant ..sorry, Dee Dee. Friday seems to come around pretty fast!
I posted this painting last June. In May, my daughter & I traveled to Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam to celebrate my long-awaited retirement from teaching. We visited Monet's garden in Giverny & it started to rain. Rain! How could it rain when we had waited so long to see this heavenly garden! Eventually, the rain became a drizzle and we walked through irises, peonies, roses & poppies. I cherish those wonderful, if not a little damp, memories!
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On Monday, we took a lovely stroll through Longwood Gardens, currently displaying their "Orchid Extravaganza" through March 31. I'll post some orchid pictures next time. Today, I wanted to share some of the other beautiful flowers in bloom.
You really forget the cold weather when you step inside the conservatory. It's so quiet and peaceful...and there are hydrangeas!
Look at that soft sunlight across the grass and flowers.
Cyclamens & cymbidiums curve around the path.
I think this is a striking combination of lilies and begonias.
You can just imagine how fragrant the conservatory is.
I love these masses of hydrangeas.
A fountain of white Phalaenopsis
and banks of orchids against the pool.
Bright sunny daffodils
and vibrant azaleas
...and camillia! I do love the camillia!
This primrose looks ready to be painted, hopefully soon.
How wonderful, on a cold February day, to be taking in the heavenly scent of sweet peas.
More beautiful liles
and sweet little pansies
and roses almost ready to bloom.
I'll be back again with orchid pictures.
Hope you enjoyed this little stroll through paradise!