Thursday, March 11, 2010

Chicago Flower & Garden Show

Today after work I took a walk to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier.
I only had one hour, but it was definitely the reprieve from winter that I needed.
The ponds and gardens are incredible and to think that they are created inside for a 10 day show. Wow!

Walking through the gardens I felt myself begin to relax immediately.
The scent of spring in the air was divine.

The bright colors were so cheery, it will be quite some time before I see these colors in my garden...

There was an incredible Bonsai exhibit. I've always loved bonsai, but know that I don't have a green thumb inside...

The volunteer at the bonsai exhibit said that this was the most photographed specimen. You can almost imagine walking through this miniature forest.

This tablescape exhibit made me smile.
It's been a long time since I watched the movie, hmmm maybe a good idea for this weekend.

On the way home we had our first spring thunderstorm ~ thunder, lightening, and pouring rain.
Maybe spring is on its way after all...

Blessings, Patti


April Mechelle said...

Great Pictures !! Loved the Little Flower Shop Of Horrors Too !!! Made me laugh. That is so neat that it is inside !!!

Tina said...

Oh, I could get totally lost in there. Willingly lost and not wish to be found. Great pics.

Diva Kreszl said...

nothing like a great flower show to breathe the life of spring into us!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

We have talked for years about coming up for this show. Here it is again and I don't think we can fit in a road trip. It looks just as amazing as I thought it would be.