Take time to do what makes your soul happy…


Day 116

I’ve never been to the Denver Botanic Gardens without my sister.  She’s the one with the greenest thumb in the family, each and every year her garden is amazing and her flowers are consistently, absolutely, beautiful.  I, on the other hand, have typically been the one who murders plants and grows “a” tomato.

This year, because of the 365 project, I purchased an annual membership to the Gardens and used my new membership for the first time today.  I’ve been many times over the last 25 years, for shows, festivals, and even holiday light displays.  It wasn’t until today that I really appreciated and enjoyed every last minute of my visit.

The Denver Botanic Gardens has the original York Street Garden (the main location that I attended for today’s photos) and Chatfield Farms (I’m sure they’ll be pics from there someday soon too).  I’ve been to other Botanical Gardens around the country (ok, not many, but others) and what I love about the gardens here are that the majority are drought-tolerant and showcase our local plants.  Sure, two of my photos today were taken inside in the tropical garden, but outdoors is where the majority of the gardens are located. With it still being winter, there was a lot of planting and construction. For a brief moment, I had entire facility to myself.


Back to the reason for missing my sister so much today, well other than that she’s hilarious and makes me smile, is that I have no idea what anything is.  Yes they have signs, no I didn’t photograph the signs after snapping the flower like the one of the volunteers recommended.  So while she is cruising on a Disney Boat out in the Caribbean somewhere, hopefully she’ll get Internet service in a port and help me properly label my flowers, until then, well, your guess is as good as mine.  Enjoy!

Al photos were taken with my Canon 60D and Canon Macro 100mm lens (tripod and remote clicker used)

“To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow” Audrey Hepburn



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