Lens Artists Photo Challenge – Delicate Colors

This week, Ann-Christine is looking for Delicate Colors for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. Spring seems to have raced past us at an alarming rate and didn’t really feel like spring at all to me, probably because I missed a couple of the usual spring-time rituals like visiting the daffodils at Morton Arboretum and the lilac festival at Lilacia Park in Lombard. The first picture was taken there last year.

Like many others, I am anxiously awaiting the re-opening of the Chicago Botanic Garden. The palette of colors at the Garden includes everything from delicate pastels to vibrant hues some of which can be found in the annual butterfly exhibit. I’m looking forward to seeing the hummingbirds too, although from a safe distance. (this not because of social distancing but because I am terrified of birds at close quarters.)

After all the rain, the sun finally brought out the flowers on the tree peony in our garden. This event is something that the whole neighborhood seems to enjoy, judging by some of the comments coming from passers-bye. Its delicate colors and heady perfume are something I look forward to every year and it certainly didn’t disappoint, maybe because I gave it some extra words of encouragement.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Challenge last week and for all your comments. I really enjoyed reading all about your pastimes and seeing the accompanying pictures.

40 thoughts on “Lens Artists Photo Challenge – Delicate Colors

    • Thanks, Tina! The tree peony blooms a little earlier than the other type and is really more of a shrub than a tree. Although ours is probably more than twenty years old now, its blossoms were bigger and better than ever this year, most likely because of all the rain we’ve been getting.

  1. All the photos show beautiful and delicate colours but the star photo is the tree peony especially with those raindrops glistening on the petals.

    • Thank you! They really made a splendid show this year. I was beginning to think they may have passed their prime but I cut all the dead wood off in the fall and it seemed to give them a new lease on life.

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