Tuesday, May 19, 2009

color my world.


It happened. Today was that day that marks the beginning of the next season in our minds. Today went above 80 degrees. Today we went to a local botanical garden and everything was SO MUCH.


We visit the gardens often, but today was amazing with so much in bloom, brightly colored, and almost fluorescent in its freshness. Intense colors, fragrance, textures, movement, life. Turtles, birds, ducklings, crabapple petals fluttering onto our heads, and flowering something every step of the way.


The colors, after a long winter and drab early spring, were so intense it was almost too much! A total assault of the senses.


We made it to this hot pink poofball flower and we all actually laughed out loud together at how monstrously amazing it was that a flower could be SO bright and fluffy and humongous. It was almost ridiculous! It was almost as big as G's head!


As we wandered through a flowering wonderland A said, "Everything looks like sorbet, even the trees!"


And G, right behind him shrieked "NO, GELATO!". :)


A wondrous day.

14 comments:

Magical Mom said...

Yeah for gelato, sorbet and summertime colors! What a great garden to visit.

Jeannette said...

They are so right your boys....it is just like gelato. ;)What a beautiful place.

Crescent Moon said...

Beautiful!
I love your new header.

ladybug-zen said...

wow! so much color!

and how cute are your cuties!

Lisa said...

80 degrees??? That's crazy! I don't think we were much over 68. Hm, crazy weather.

A poofball flower? It is beautiful. I don't think I've seen one of those before. How wonderful that your boys found the colors so exhilarating. And sorbet and gelato are the perfect metaphors for spring colors, how poetic your boys are.
-Lisa :)

Eluciq said...

love the vibrant colors! and so ready for summer! your header is beautiful!

Dawn said...

Sorbet, gelato...your boys are poets! What a beautiful day.

Joyce said...

your world for sure is colorful and with those 2 adorable ones in the last photo. Enjoy!

Stephanie said...

Yay!
We have been celebrating the arrival of early Summer the last few days, too. Looks like at the same time!

Beautiful, beautiful.

TheOrganicSister said...

Gorgeous photos! Looks heavenly, especially that stone path with its wildflowers.

Love your new header up there. I wish Wordpress was as easy to edit as I remember blogger being. If that was the case, I'd change it up more often. :/ As it was I had to have help but I think I may know how to do it next time.

~Tara

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

I want to come to Madison . . .

Our early summer flowers are out here, but they are much more subdued!

Happy Summer!

Heather said...

I love your photo of the pathway...there's just something about seeing a pathway that always has me taking a photo of it and quoting Robert Frost. ;-) Lovely lilacs too, we've got two vases full in our home right now. They are my husband's favourite scent.

Lisa said...

Looks like a beautiful day! I love the way kids see things, so refreshing and new. The boys are getting so big!!

Lynnie said...

What an awesome quote! The first few days over 70 always kill me then I get used to it. Here's to summer!