Spring is going out in a blaze of color in the garden this year. Thanks to all the rain, the perennials have really flourished, although in some respects it took its toll, knocking down many of the irises and battering the peony blossoms to such an extent that I hardly had time to capture them before they were spent. We could use a little sunshine now.
It’s early June and time for the second wave of color in our garden. I’ve also included a swallowtail butterfly, one of twelve that hatched out recently. We found the caterpillars in November and brought them inside to overwinter in the sun room. It’s amazing how they know when it’s safe to emerge given that they’re not in their natural environment. Still lots more flowers to come.
It’s lilac time and that means a trip to Lilacia Park in Lombard, Illinois, so Pull Up A Seat and enjoy the view. More pictures to come in a later post.
There is nothing I would love to do more than Pull up a Seat in the garden right now, but the reality is…………..
This week, Cee has chosen a whole rainbow of colors for her Fun Foto Challenge. For that, I need look no further than the Garden. More wishful thinking!
For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to Rainbow Colors (must have 4 colors).
Winter is hardly upon us and already I’m looking forward to next spring. It’s too cold to sit anywhere but indoors at the Chicago Botanic Garden right now, but I can imagine how pleasant it will be when I can once again enjoy the warmth of the sun and feel the gentle breezes as I sit back and relax in some of my favorite spots in the Garden.
For more on the Pull Up A Seat Photo Challenge hosted by XingfuMama go to Photo Challenge of places we sit…or might sit…or art about sitting.