Tagged: flowers

Today was the final day of the 2012 Philadelphia Flower Show.  I hadn’t planned on going, until a friend offered me two tickets that she was unable to use.  I jumped at the chance to attend and cajoled one of my sons into going with me.  After taking the Patco train into the city, we walked a few blocks to the Pennsylvania Convention Center and entered the show.  Both my son and I were glad that we had been given the tickets.  All the scenarios were breath-taking, from water-falls and water-gardens to the beautiful arrangements of varied tropical flowers.

 

Other settings were of herb gardens and locally-grown garden produce.

 

 

 

 

Today’s weather was beautiful, with crisp air and clear skies.  The hint of spring was in the air!

 

There is something about the brilliant colors of August blooming zinnias that makes me both happy and sad.  The happy feeling comes from the fact that the zinnias are giving much-needed color to my garden….right before the mums and asters start to bloom.  The red, pink, orange and yellow colors of the zinnias make me smile at their bold and saucy display. However, a feeling of sadness persists under the surface, coming from the realization that summer, for me, is almost at an end and autumn is just around the corner.

 

Zinnias

A summer day on the front porch……….The early morning sun creeps across the lawn, flowers bloom profusely in their pots and a gentle friend keeps me company.

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