Cheer for Cherry blossoms…

Walking along Lake Michigan’s shores in Chicago Lincoln Park I was graced with the springtime explosion of these bright cheery blossoms. “Hope springs eternal”; but here spring brings forth eternal hope.

Budding Cherry blossom. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Cluster of spring blooms on tree. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Layers of loveliness…

Layers and layers of Dahlia petals. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Took a walk this morning and was stopped still by these blossoms. They appear to be the treasured tuber-growing Dahlias. Their dainty charm requires that tubers be dug and preserved carefully during cold winters and replanted in the warming spring days.

The Dahlia you brought to our isle
Your praises forever shall speak

‘Mid gardens as sweet as your smile
And colour as bright as your cheek.

–Lord Holland (1773–1840)

The flower reminds me of layers of petticoats worn in days of yore. Copyright 2017, Pamela Breitberg.

Ahhhhh……the lovely Dahlia. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

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Inexhaustible loveliness…

Bougainvillea vine seems to ceaselessly bloom and is therefore a popular choice to establish on garden arbors. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Awe-some entrance to Butterfly World. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg