Monday, March 21, 2011

Picture for One Moment

Saturday was brisk and windy but beautifully sunny. The-future-Mr.-Pagan-Sphinx (that's a nod to the style of hyphening one's name with one's spouse, era ;-) and I decided we had to go to the bulb show at Smith College Botanical Garden, as it was the last weekend before they closed up the bulb display for the season. We figured the last day would be less crowded but we were wrong. The place was busier than I've ever seen it on any weekend I attended this event in the past. The botanical garden is a small jewel among the laid-back, but busy pace of Northampton. And the view from of the lake from the knoll the greenhouse sits upon, is western Mass at its relaxed best. If you live in western Mass and you don't love Northampton, you have no heart!  :-D

Because it was so crowded, it was hard to take decent photos, let alone get any stand-outs. This is my humble photo offering from the bulb show, which I hope you will enjoy. For some photos of this bulb show that will really knock your socks off, go visit my dear friend The Cunning Runt at Little Bang Theory.  (for those of you who don't know him, CR is The Girls' Dad and my western Massachusetts neighbor to the west, not to mention my blog buddy.  (hi, guy).    :-)  

The Girls (and then there are three more girls, besides  ;)


As I look out the window my desk faces at home, a mixture of snow and freezing rain is turning to just rain. It's been coming down since around 9:30 this morning. I'm glad I had a chance to get some color and warmth on Saturday at Smith.  On this first day of the vernal equinox, I wish you....well...better weather than what we're getting around here today! But also love, peace and groovy things.

Pagan Sphinx














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17 comments:

  1. WOW! Such beautiful bulbs blooming. Glad you visited the show and could share with all us spring-starved folks.

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  2. Oh yes, finally vernal equinox. For the next six months the days will be longer than the nights!

    "Little darin', the smiles returning to their faces ..." :-)

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  3. Oh, these are such gorgeous, colorful flowers, Gina!! And your captures are awesome! Terrific post for the day and how great to see the girls!! Haven't seen a picture of them in a while! They look so happy! Hope all of you have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  4. I was at a flower show this weekend, too. but htis one looks much more varied - good pics.

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  5. Beautiful blooms.
    Wishes to you too for a great season ahead.

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  6. Beautiful shots, Gina... and thanks for the shout-out! :)

    And yeah, call me biased, but I LOVE that photo of the Grrrlz!

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  7. Nothing 'humble' aout this offering: those flower pictures have real soul. And I know: I've taken thousands and 'soul' is rare :-)

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  8. Thank you everyone for stopping by for my flower shots!

    CR - it's one of my favorite photographs of our daughters - taken in Barcelona. A keeper. I should make a print of it for you and frame it.

    jocodean - thank you ever so much. I like your comment especially since I did indeed feel soulful and content on that day. I felt at home in my skin and happy to be alive in my beloved Massachusetts. I'm glad that shows through to you somehow. I have just been to your blog and regretfully cannot leave a comment, as I have trouble with the embedded comment format you've (and many other bloggers choose). I can only leave comments on pop-window). Something to do with my browser and which I have to clue as to how to fix. But I will leave a comment from my work computer where I don't run into the same issue. Your photographs are gorgeous, so I am especially grateful for your compliment. Either that or you are very kind! :-) Thanks again.

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  9. I was wondering how you could have a bulb show with the weather you've been having but I see it was in a green house or similar. I guess that is why it was so crowded, folks were starved for something green.

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  10. Martha - hi! Yes, that was my reason for going for sure. Yesterday we got three inches of slushy snow in western Massachusetts. Spring is slow to arrive.

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  11. Incredible photos! I'm glad you enjoyed the show.

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  12. oh these are scrumptious. I just felt like I walked through a spring garden. i needed the color. it is dry, dry here in the desert of New Mexico.

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  13. Visiting from My World Tuesday

    following you, hope you'll follow e back..

    my entry's here:
    http://kc2009.blogspot.com/2011/03/escapar-una-isla-hermosa.html

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  14. Nothing humble here, Gina! Your flowers and your girls are simply gorgeous!

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  15. Thank you Francisca. The girls are my pride and joy!

    Kenju, Odd Chick, and Spangle - always good to get your comments!

    Ai - thank you for following my blog! I will get to yours as soon as I can!

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  16. I think your shots are very nice. Flowers are so very relaxing to see after the long dark and cold.

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