I want to show you one more exhibit from the 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show, but it's going to take four days to do it. I almost missed this entire display, and I think it was the very best of all. There were four islands of flowers and plant material, one devoted to each of the seasons.
Today I'll bring you spring. The signage said "A time of new growth. Spring showers fall to bring life to the earth. A tree has fallen, a sapling growing near it represents new growth." (OK, so the copywriter wasn't exactly inspired.)
First of all, keep in mind that it was really hard to get a picture that took in the scope of the display. This is the best I can do. The "rain cloud" is a good 20 feet above the floor.
The cloud is filled with rain which falls gently to renew the flowers.
The fallen tree, with its roots, shelters new plants and a vernal pool.
Glorious spring colors erupt with the warmth and rain.
There's just not much spring-like here yet, so you might as well enjoy pretty pictures from the show!
In other news: wrote some, and then did a bunch of odds and ends, including Long Distance Hiker stuff. Wanted to get outside, but it was really cold and windy. Temp of 30 with the wind chill making it feel like 19. I wimped out.
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