First Visit of the Year

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Although I much prefer not going to the Chicago Botanic Garden on a weekend because it gets so crowded, I had little choice for my first visit of the year as the weather so far this spring has been rather miserable. However, I grabbed the first decent day that I could, a Sunday, and took a chance.

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You wouldn’t guess it from these pictures but everybody and their brother were there and who could blame them! It was a gorgeous day and after being cooped up in the house for months on end there’s nothing better than being out in the fresh air, surrounded by a spectacular display of flowers.

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The tulips took center stage, always a stunning sight when you first enter the gardens in April and May, and the colors were just magnificent!  I always think they look so much more impressive in large numbers like this.

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Every part of the garden was alive with blooms and blossoms and despite the crowds it wasn’t too difficult to catch a quiet moment or two, here and there.  Even with so many people there, the opportunity for close-up shots was limitless.

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