Friday, June 26, 2015

Bella Madrona visit - Garden Bloggers Fling 2014

Hello dear blog readers!
It's been some time since we last met.
The schedule has been tough to carve out writing and editing time,
but inspiration abounds after reading so many of your blogs.


Garden blogs have been a-buzz
with details about the Garden Bloggers Fling 2015 in Toronto, Canada. 
All those wonderful posts have me looking back at the hundreds of pictures I took
at last year's #GBFling14 in Portland.


The Portland Fling ended on a magical note, with a visit to
the private garden of Bella Madrona,
where every turn of the 5 sprawling acres had 
beauty, whimsy, and lovely vignettes.


Upon entering the gardens, seating areas beckoned one to sit, enjoy, relax.
As I looked through my photos of this garden, a theme emerged-- 
the owners had thoughtfully placed a wonderful variety of seating 
wherever the visitor might enjoy a respite to enjoy the scenery,
rest, visit, and enjoy a beverage.












And then there was
the whimsy.......







And
sheer beauty......





As we embarked upon the final Fling journey back to the hotel,
we took with us the memories of friendships made,
treasures found, and an unforgettable weekend.


With many thanks to all the organizers of the Portland Fling 2014.
And a wish to all of you, that your summer or winter,
depending on your hemisphere,
is a wonderful one!

~Kit Aerie-el





Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Happy Spring!

Yes, Virginia....


there is a spring.



And it has finally arrived in St Louis.

 Happy Spring,
Happy Gardening!

~Kit Aerie-el


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Orchid Show 2015 - Missouri Botanical Gardens

Last weekend it was freezing cold outside, so where better to escape 
than to the warm, indoor display of gorgeous #Orchids
at the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St Louis. 


If you aren't able to visit in person,
please enjoy a walk through the exhibit
through the lens of my camera.














































Wishing all of you in the northern hemisphere 
a fond farewell to winter and
a very happy welcome to spring!

~Kit Aerie-el