I planted a few lily bulbs last year, and they did ok at best. This year they grew to about four feet tall, and their blossoms are probably eight inches around. They’re huge…and gorgeous!
Here are a couple of pretty flowers from my garden. The first was a Mother’s Day gift, the second was a rose-bush planted before we moved in.
We like to go to Powell Gardens, just east of Kansas City, about once a year. They have the most beautiful seasonal gardens around.
I’ve heard the snowstorm that blew through the Midwest yesterday referred to as the Blizzard of Oz. We have crazy weather in Missouri, but this was a lot of snow. As in, a foot of snow. I’m so grateful that I was able to work from home the last two days rather than venture out on the treacherous roads. It made the falling snow much more peaceful. I didn’t even mind helping my husband shovel the driveway this morning. Here are a few shots from around our house.
Here’s the final photo from Thanksgiving in Denver. This is one of the wind farms we passed on the long drive through Western Kansas.
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A beautiful blue bird seen at Garden of the Gods. Can you name the species?
To answer Saturday’s question about what landmark we visited in Colorado … it was Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. Although the nice weather brought out crowds of people, I enjoyed the short hikes and the lack of that overwhelming feeling that comes with visiting a large National Park and barely having time to scratch the surface of it.
It feels more like winter than fall in the Midwest, and just about all of the leaves have fallen from the trees. My husband and I are braving the frigid weather to rake our leaves before snowfall, in an attempt to help our new grass grow. Here are some brilliant red leaves from before they all fell.