Casting off the blanket that has kept her warm for these many long months
She opens her eyes and looks towards the sun
But air around her still holds a winter chill
Turning over she pulls the blanket tight against her
Just a few more days…
As many of you know my last post was dedicated to the Philadelphia Flower Show. I promised myself I would leave with a plethora of photos and I did. Today is the second installment of those photos.
I was fortunate to have my first peek of the show through the lens of a fellow blogger. I’ve included the link to her post,
Additional photos were also featured on
Enjoy your second installment – Enjoy a step into spring!
This year I had the opportunity to visit the
Click on the above link to visit the shows website
My journey there was to begin on Thursday March 5th, but a late winter snow storm thwarted all my plans.
As a young child snow would not have been an obstacle as trains ran daily between the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia. This was not the case this year. Instead the following day my companion and I had to drive south to Doylestown and board the train at that location to travel into the city. What followed was a step into America’s oldest flower show celebrating the silver screen.
With songs from favorite movies and cinematic music scores playing in the background, people moved through acres of exhibits (click on the link to learn more about the exhibitors and their themes) and vendors.
I took over a hundred pictures and pared them down to 78. Today and tomorrows posts feature some of my favorite photo memories of the flower show.
Hope you enjoy this breath of spring as much as I did.
When you have fewer years in front of you than you do behind you
The gift of each day should be a priority
But life gets in the way and some long for what they had
And others what is to come
With 43 consecutive days of a snow-covered landscape
and the inability to walk garden paths
The anticipation of what is to come draws me back into what was and the moment is lost
They are memories – cherish yours
When we strive to provide an environment which welcomes wild creatures
We are creating not only habitats where humans and wildlife coexist
We are creating opportunities to look into their eyes and see
They are more than feathers
Working in a garden that is also designated a Certified Wildlife Habitat
Allows an individual the time to commune with the natural world.
And life is everywhere
Joy is contagious!
CERTIFIED WILDLIFE HABITAT #139,583
IT’S COLD OUTSIDE!
I live in eastern Pennsylvania and like millions of others along the eastern coast of the United States we are in a deep freeze. The sun is shining through the skylight but the warmth is deceiving. Just tried to drive to a local winery, the back roads were drifted over thanks to wind gusts of up to 40 miles an hour. I need a warm weather connection! So enjoy with me one of the most transformative creatures – caterpillars!
All the beauties you see here have called the gardens their home before transforming and flying away…