Heat Wave

Our mini heatwave lasted all of one day. Typical Chicago weather! One day in the 80’s and the next in the 30’s, so I’m glad I took the opportunity to visit the Botanic Garden when I did.

Spring has definitely sprung at the Garden with golden drifts of daffodils at every turn, while in the English Garden they had a delightful display of diminutive irises.

At a time when there are so many yellow flowers blooming, the purple ones always stand out in the crowd. My favorite color!

Over in the field where they usually hold the summer kite festival, an interesting structure appears to have sprung up. I’m not sure if it’s something left over from a previous display, there was no sign indicating what it was, or if it’s part of a new exhibit, but it certainly caught everyone’s attention.

22 thoughts on “Heat Wave

  1. Love all the photos of the spring flowers and the views over the garden. Fascinating structure too- maybe a hobbit home! Wonderful inspiration for children’s writing – they’d have such ideas!

    • Unlike the Morton Arboretum, the Garden rarely has any additional outdoor exhibitions, which makes me wonder if it was something left over from the Halloween or Christmas displays. They evidently weren’t too worried about people going in there as it wasn’t roped off. I shall be interested to see if it’s still there the next time I visit.

  2. Purple is my favorite color also, Sue. Wow, all the daffodils of different colors. When I was with my daughter and grandkids in Portland, OR last month, daffodils were everywhere also. I have many different flowers. I planted some tulips and will plant some more daffodils. They’ll come up next year though.

    • Thank you! I should have asked someone while I was there. I tried Googling it, but I couldn’t see anything. I have a feeling that it might have been left over from either Halloween or Christmas but if it’s still there the next time I go, I’ll definitely try to find out.

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