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June 27th, 2019 | 6 Comments »

Sometimes, pictures of pretty flowers are enough.

I took these photos in a garden in Knowlton, Quebec that I visited last week. It was a grey, rainy day but the gardens were glorious! The flowers in one garden were the stars of the day.

 

The many petals of this peony capture raindrops.
Raindrops on roses are nice. Raindrops on peonies are even better. I’m not sure how to rank whiskers on kittens.

 

Bright copper kettles are no competition for the WOW! of this poppy. Talk about gorgeous!

 

Orange is not the new black, it is a battle between exuberance and fragility.
The colour is exuberant and the petals are fragile. This contradiction is one reason why I love poppies.

 

I can’t promise that you’ll see either of these flowers if you visit Glen villa on July 20, when we open the garden to the public as a fundraiser for the Massawippi Foundation and Conservation Trust.  In fact, I can promise that you won’t, since poppies and peonies will no longer be in bloom. But I think you’ll find floral eye candy of some flavour or other.

 

When you were a child, did you hold a buttercup under your chin to see if you liked butter? I know I did.
When you were a child, did you hold a buttercup under your chin to see if you liked butter? I know I did.

 

Tickets are available through the Massawippi Foundation, at https://massawippi.org/event/open-garden-day-at-glen-villa/

I look forward to seeing you on the 20th.