Monday, March 24, 2008

Spring Is Here!

Memphis Botanic Garden---Tulip and Daffodil Mix
We just returned to Memphis from Florida, and found that Spring had officially arrived in Memphis, too! Today was gorgeous, so we stopped at the Memphis Botanic Garden and took a few photos around the front grounds (the rest is even more amazing). When we have more time soon, we'll take a photo tour of the entire grounds. I thought that you might enjoy seeing this happy, Spring-y tulip mix today. This time period---now through May---is my favorite time in Memphis.

We had a great trip, spending most of our time in Jupiter and West Palm Beach, FL. We saw five Spring Training baseball games (mostly Cardinals games), including the final Dodgers game in Dodgertown, Vero Beach, FL. It was also Tommy LaSorda's final time at that facility, and it was a very poignant, bittersweet moment. We took lots of photos and I hope to have them all in order to share soon.

I missed all of you, and I know that I missed lots of great photos...I can't wait to catch up!

19 comments:

dot said...

I like the Cardinals. Lucky you to see all that!
The flowers are gorgeous!

Jim said...

I have wanted to go to Cardinals spring training since I was probably 5 years old. Cant wait for those photos.

The colors of the flowers are outstanding.

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

Hey! I missed you too! :) Glad to know you had so much fun. And just look at those lovely tulips.

Kim said...

This is a very beautiful picture!

Ming the Merciless said...

Oh wow! What an amazing plot of blooms. I can't wait for Spring to arrive here.

Kim said...

O.K., I just had to leave another comment and let you know that I have enjoyed browsing thru your blog! Looking at the pictures reminds of the 2 years me and my husband lived in Germantown as newlyweds, and of all the wonderful places we explored together! Thank you.

Jana said...

Beautiful photo!

Thiên said...

Oh such beautiful tulips! I love them!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

this is beautiful!!! My time of year! :)

Annie said...

I just want to put my hand over my heart and sing when I see all this beauty.

oldmanlincoln said...

Holy Smokes...

My son lives in Jupiter and his photo studio is in West Palm Beach. I wish I had known you guys were there.

Anyway, your photo is very nice of spring at your city. It isn't here yet.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio

George Townboy said...

Had I known you were here in Florida I'd have been more careful with my camera ... was that you I saw at the beach the other day?? LOL

Great tulip shot! Thank you.

Steve Buser said...

Beautiful shot. The colors are delicious.

Dan said...

fantastic picture today! Isn't spring wonderful. I sometimes travel to St. Pete and stay at the Hilton. The Reds play right across the street. Needless to say, I can sometimes be found playing hooky when I am at work in St. Pete.

PAT said...

Missed you Andrea. The tulips are gorgeous.

I'm happy you saw the Cards!

Pat

Rambling Round said...

We have missed you, Southern Heart. Glad you had a wonderful trip. The flowers are beautiful.

Halcyon said...

I was in Memphis this weekend! It was beautiful, couldn't have asked for better weather.

It's funny, everyone refers to Jackson as "that place between Memphis and New Orleans." I guess I need to do some more good publicity for my city. :)

Jilly said...

For a moment I thought we were in Holland at tulip time. Lovely array of springtime bulbs. It really has arrived in Memphis! Glad you had such a great holiday in Fla.

Anders said...

Nice flowers

you have many nice photos in you B log.
keep the good work.

Anders K.S.
www.xom.dk