Sunday, January 3, 2010

The cure for the winter blues...

Longwood Gardens of course!
We braved the frigid temps and practically ran from the car to the conservatory in search of some cheery color on Saturday. So sit back and relax and think of warmer days as you look at these pretty flowers...



I like this one below called coral pea.
The flowers were on vines that thickly covered several archways (see last photo).



I swoon for sweet peas!


Bouganvilla reminds me of a trip to Jamaica.


You can almost smell them, right?


Mother Natures works of art!


I'd like to pour a nice glass of wine, grab a book and sit on that patio set all afternoon!
Can you find it? It's a little hidden. The fountain in the foreground made such lovely music.

16 comments:

Megan said...

O that looks wonderful! I cannot wait for spring and planting a new garden! <3


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Laume said...

I can top your lovely winter flowers under glass - we went to San Diego to visit our kids for the holidays and I got to see these flowers blooming OUTSIDE. Neener neener! Ducking and running....

(But hey, I DESERVED it after suffering through more than a week of below zero temps. VERY below zero.)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

These shots can cure anything, not just the Winter blues. Beautiful!

DeLaRenaissance said...

Oh Jen, how lovely and lucky to have something this wonderful so close! There is nothing like that anywhere near here, and the greenhouses won't be ready for visitors for at least 3 1/2 more months. Till then, I will have to be content with my little greenroom...

Sonia ;) said...

Oh that is beautiful. You had a very beautiful day.

xoxoxox

Campbell Jane said...

Gorgeous! Wish I were there! Happy New Year!

WillOaks Studio said...

Thanks so much for the mini-vacation! Flowers are the antidote to winter, for sure! (Kittens are, too!! ha ha ha!)

Jennifer Rose said...

very pretty :) great thing to see after weeks of white here

petoskystone said...

gorgeous! & just in time to inspire more garden dreams of spring.

Kristen said...

Those Sweet Pea's are awesome! HAve you ever grown them? I tried one year, I got the seeds to sprout and thats about it. I have not found them at a garden center either, now that I have seen them in your picture, I think I may try harder to find them! Thanks for sharing :)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

As much as I love winter, I do also LOVE flowers and can't wait to have them in my yard again. Thank you for sharing photos of flowers from the prettiest place in the world! :)
Theresa

Mother's Moon's Message said...

beautiful pictures... and yes, they do help to distract one from the idea that it is so cold outside... thank you for sharing

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Gorgeous and lovely. I actually could smell the roses! I have a good imagination/smell connection. :)

I love those sweet peas!

Holly Zemak said...

Happy New Year - Looking forward to another year of art and gardening!

Susan said...

My Christmas cactus had three flowers on it!

Linda said...

I Swear I could smell the roses, Wishing you a happy new Year full of Happiness,Love,Good health and wealth for you and your family. Lindax