Friday, March 15, 2019

Five on Friday: Spring At The Conservatory

"The beautiful spring came; and
when Nature resumes her loveliness,
the human soul is apt to revive also."

At last, we feel a breath of Spring in our corner of the world. For so long it was cold and wintery, but then it all changed. And now the world begins to feel alive with possibility. The other day I came back from doing some errands to hear Spring herself babbling from the down spouts as water, water, water trickled splish!splash! on the rocks beneath. Such a sound -- I wanted to do a little jig. 

Rick came home from the gym one morning earlier in the week, and as we sat down to lunch, said why don't we go to the Conservatory today. To which I replied, Oh, yes, let's! And so we spent a lovely afternoon meandering through the pavilions taking in the various displays: Orchids in the tropical pyramid, tulips and hyacinths in the feature pyramid, and Camillas and a cherry tree blossoming in the temperate zone area, to name a few seasonal sightings.

I won't chat much as I prefer to let the flowers do their magic on your minds today. I was certainly thinking of you when I took these photos. I truly hope they convey a little of the wondrous beauty we celebrated . . . and that today, because of them, your 'heart with pleasure fills, and dances with the daffodils'. 

"The spring came suddenly bursting upon the world
as a child bursts into a room, with a laugh
and a shout and hands full of flowers."

"And spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the spirit of love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast rose
from the dreams of its wintry rest."

Spring is nature's way of saying,
"Let's party!"

"Love is a climate
small things find safe
to grow in …"
from The Smaller Orchid

The winter is past;
the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of the singing of birds has come.


Wishing you a beautiful day!
With love and hugs,

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  1. We don't have your harsh winter but still appreciate spring. The weather is perfect around here just now, sunny but not hot, and the flowers are in full bloom. A beautiful time of year.

  2. So beautiful, Brenda. That visit must have made your spirits sing.

  3. How marvelous to have this Conservatory nearby. I believe this is one of the most beautiful posts I have ever seen!!!

  4. A dazzling display of spring in all her glory! Lovely photos!

  5. Blessed you are to have a Conservatory to visit where spring can be found in all its glory. I wonder where the nearest one would be for me? Must check. I may need to visit. I do appreciate your taking us along on your field trip. Your husband had a fabulous idea!

  6. WOW! That was like a refreshing walk through a spring garden. I enjoyed every second of it.

  7. Such beautiful flowers!
    Your heart must have been singing,

  8. Such beautiful pictures! After seeing your photos, I now have it on my mind to somehow make it to the botanical gardens this year. It's nothing but a conservatory full of pretties, flowers and butterflies galore!

  9. What a wonderful way to celebrate Spring, by going to the conservatory and see the miracle God has given us through flowers.

  10. Such an outing brings joy to the heart. All those beautiful flowers, and I can imagine the fresh scent of earth and growing things there, too.

  11. Dear Brenda, a beautiful post of blooms and words. Love every drop of it. Hope you are slowly beginning to see your land wake up. Wishing you a lovely weekend.

  12. Thank you - this was a tonic today. My husband and I used to go to Longwood Gardens in nearby Kennet Square, here in Pennsylvania. It lifts the spirit to a holy place of such serenity. He passed last year and I have those memories to cherish.
    I so love your blog.

  13. beautiful flowers give us hope for spring and then gorious summer times

  14. The orchids were my favourite images. This has been a loooooong winter season so I'm looking forward to the longer days and shedding all these layers.

  15. Absolutely gorgeous flowers!


  16. Wonderful and breathtaking post Brenda...certainly made my heart laugh with the joy of the coming spring. Thanks for sharing your visit to the conservatory. Hope your new week is filled with more of the same hope that this season gives. Hugs!


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