Thursday, April 18, 2013

Make-Believe Spring

Sniffing flowers left her with an orange nose!
Two weeks ago we decided to cheer ourselves up by visiting the spring flower show at the conservatory in St. Paul's Como Park. It was a good decision. Great, even.

The minute we entered the Visitors Center and turned toward the conservatory, we could smell the sweet hyacinth, tulips, lilies, and other lovely blossoms. The air was warm and moist and on this day sun poured through the glass walls and ceiling of the sunken garden area where this show was installed. A perfect antidote to the pent-up frustration of Minnesotans tired of an over-long winter.

Pink callas, a favorite of mine
As I write this, by the way, it is 34 degrees F and sleeting. The weather people say we won't see 50 degrees for another week or ten days. The only thing more depressing than the weather is the constant complaining about the weather everywhere you go. But on this sunny day in early April, we enjoyed spring temps and colors to our hearts' content.



11 comments:

Ms Sparrow said...

Little Vi is such a sweet little lady. I haven't been to the conservatory in ages, it sounds like a very good idea for fighting the winter doldrums.

Far Side of Fifty said...

What a wonderful way to have a day of spring! I like Pink Calla's too..you can buy the bulbs and plant them out..but you have to dig them again in the fall..or let them die:(

Jeanie said...

Cutest little girl I've ever seen. And three cheers for you to find spring somewhere as cold and rugged as it has been. That burst of color has to do wonderful things to your spirit -- especially those pink callas!

Jeanie said...

What a wonderful way to get a little touch of spring into a wintery day. The pink callas are gorgeous and, of course, Vi Mae is as cute as can be.

Stephen Hayes said...

I've heard it said that the Earth laughs with flowers. I think we all could use some laughter these days.

DJan said...

What's with this weather across the entire country? Just weird. But the flowers are simply stunning; I'm glad you got to visit them. :-)

Jenny Short said...

Good for you. I know it did your spirits good. It is coming to you soon from Texas. xo Jenny

Retired English Teacher said...

Beautiful Thanks for sharing. I'm glad to know this lifted your spirits.

Grandmother said...

What surprised me was how different Vi looks- a little more mature. She's been growing while the weather stalls. Great idea to tour beautiful flowers to tend your spirits.

Indigo Roth said...

Lovely photos Nancy! And my, doesn't little miss look all grow'd up?

California Girl said...

how beautiful!!!! MN is like NH: you have to go to a conservatory through April to see Spring flowers. AACK! I miss warm weather.

Ours is now beginning. The daffodils bloomed last weekend. They are gorgeous. i notice they don't proliferate here the way they did in VA. In the south, it is divide and multiply x twenty!

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