Fall was always my favorite season but after making it through a dark, snowy and wet Pacific Northwest winter, I’m enjoying the benefits of spring. Being in San Diego, I got used to flowers all year long but in the Pacific Northwest, outdoor flowers were non-existent. So here are some photos I took, with my Samsung phone, of various flowering trees, bushes and planted flowers. I only know the names of some of them, so if anyone knows their names, please share!
These plants are Arrowleaf Balsamroot, scattered over the hillsides on Tubbs Hill in Coeur d’Alene, ID.
This is soft new growth on a Western Larch tree, at the east entrance to Tubbs Hill. I often touch or feel trees, flowers and plants as I walk, and speak to them. I trust they have spirits 🙂
These are blooms on a beautiful flowering tree.
I was told that these are called Pom rhododendrons. They are on a large bush.
These photos were taken over several walks. The beauty that is all around us is stunning…..in yards, in the sky, growing through cracks in a sidewalk…..! It is all there for us if we take the time to see it and take it in!
Thanks for taking the time to join me on my journey!
Katelon T Jeffereys
Happy Spring from the Tyrannosaurus Rex and Bunnies!
On a street I walk down there was a yard with 4 Sago Palms in 4 different stages of bloom. I love the various stages and wanted to share them with you:
Aren’t they lovely? I find such beauty on my walks! Thanks for joining me!
And here is another beauty I found today:
Spring has come to San Diego and Balboa Park. I love walking by all the flowers and smelling the ones that have a scent.
Last Sat. evening I attended an art opening at Studio 21, in Spanish Village. The exhibition was entitled “Art…it’s elemental”. This was an all members show. Each member was given the same size board and one of four elements…earth, air, fire, water. That was the starting point and from there inspiration and creativity sprung forth. There were a variety of techniques from sculptures, watercolor, mixed media, papers, tiles, photographs and others. I didn’t want to take pictures of the art work due to copyright. I did however wander outside to take pictures of some flowers in the planter boxes in the Spanish Village. 4 of them are Freesia…my favorite scent and 1 of an Amaryllis. If you have the time, go check out the art show. It will be there until April 13th.
Then on Tuesday, I met a friend at the park and we wandered through the rose garden and the succulent garden. Here are some photos of the roses.
Then we wandered over to the Botanical Building to see the various orchids displayed throughout the building.
Thanks for joining me on this flower journey. If you are in San Diego, please check out the Spanish Village and all its art studios. There are artists at work, many mediums, lovely pieces for sale. Also, check out the Rose garden and succulent gardens on the east side of Park Ave. across the street from the big fountain and the Fleet Science Center. The Botanical building is always fun to walk through, and there are often musicians set up outside, between the building and the pretty long pool in front of the building.
Happy Spring everyone!