This. and That!

I thought I might share just a few more photos from our little outing on Saturday.

You cannot even *imagine* the scent in the room above!  It was overwhelming, at best.  There was every variety of springtime flower there!

As I walked into this room, the mister above was on….all I could think about was how it must have been walking through the Garden of Eden!

A beautiful Koi swimming in the small pond.

I always enjoy my visits to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens.  The flowers there are ever-changing with the seasons and it is really a relaxing destination!

After we left the gardens, we headed on over to Niagara Falls.  This is another place I love seeing any time of the year.

As I was taking photos, this little Sparrow came right up to me and sat by my feet!

It was a long day, but it was so good to get out into the fresh air.  There was even some sunshine, although it diminished as the day progressed. All in all, a very good day!

Tulips….Galore!

Yesterday, I felt like I needed an escape from the house.  I told Mark I really wanted to go to Niagara Falls, but would like to also visit the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens.  Mark and the kids thought this sounded like a plan, so we left early afternoon.

I was pretty excited about going to see the flowers, as there was a special spring collection on display.  Wow! In walking into the first room, the floral scent was almost too much! Hyacinths, Tulips, Hydrangeas, and even some Lilacs all blended together for one wild scent! Not only was the smell amazing, but the color was brilliant!

And so, I have decided to show several varieties of Tulips that I saw.  Tulips are such simple plants, but the colors were anything but simple.

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I have never seen so much color as this visit.  It was such a treat.  Tomorrow, I will show a bit more.

Pictures from Today!

I was out with the camera on my cell phone, testing it out this morning….

Hahaha!! Isn’t he a handsome little fellow?  Oh, yeah, he is a little moth!  He appeared this morning along with several of his cousins on the back deck railings.  I did a little fanangling with this photo..sharpening and cropping, but that camera on the cell is pretty cool!

Next I went out front to see if the Crocus “show” had any more plants on display.  Sure enough, not only are the purple flowers looking pretty….

( the sun was so very generous early today, but began to diminish as the day progressed….)

but now the shy little white Crocuses are beginning to bloom!

I guess seeing the beautiful colors of these delightful little flowers makes the the heart yearn for more! From the look of the forecast, it would seem spring is right around the corner!

 

Trying a New Thing!

I just installed WordPress for Android on my phone and thought I would try posting to my blog. So, here goes!

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I took this photo this morning. I am hoping the sunshine and warm temps will help my poor little Crocuses bloom! They looked pathetic last Saturday….

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But the warm temperatures on Easter Sunday warmed them up enough that they actually grew and became more colorful!

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Then this happened! Soooo…..we will see what happens this afternoon. The temperature is already above freezing!