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Monday, April 13, 2015

Spring Greens



Government House is the residence of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia - the Queen's representative in our province. The house is open for tours just one Saturday per month, or by special request. 

But the grounds are open every day (almost) from sunrise to sunset. Last Monday we strolled through the gardens. There is much to admire at this time of year - rhododendrons, camas lilies, fawn lilies, daffodils and tulips. 
  

What really caught my eye was spring green. It's such a fresh color, new to the world and full of eager brightness and vigor. Unfurling ferns and emerging leaves are the perfect foil for spring blossoms. 
 

These magnificent tulips caught my eye, too. So rich looking, don't you think?

Linking to Mosaic Monday, hosted by Judith of Lavender Cottage. 

47 comments:

  1. Good Morning, Lorrie! I love the beautiful ferns and the tulips! Gorgeous images! Have a happy day and week ahead!

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  2. So much beauty!
    The fresh spring green is lovely and the tulips are really magnificent.
    Thank you for sharing! Have a beautiful week!

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  3. Really lovely tulips in that last shot. They look so plump and vibrant.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  4. Lorrie, I love the variety of greens that appear at this time of year some are citrusy, some acidic and some could even be neon, they're so bright!
    Have a blooming wonderful week.

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  5. I loved strolling through the garden in Victoria, so lush and green. I actually have tulips just like that in my garden, hoping they grow again this year.

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    1. Hi again...two down...trying again.

      Your walk through the garden has me wondering when I might be able to do the same locally. My best guess is four to six weeks. We'll see! (I really hope that I am wrong.)

      Spring green is what my eye longs for most.

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  7. Thank you for the lovely spring images from the grounds at Government House. I love spring green, too!

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  8. Oh my Lorrie, what lovely pics and such a beautiful mosaic! Nothing says freshness like Spring Green.
    You have the prettiest places to visit!

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  9. Oh I love it all. We are so lucky to live in such a green area, and the tulips are wonderful. I find one thing lacking in Bellingham - pretty gardens to stroll through, I wonder why that is. There is a rose garden by one of our local parks, but it is simply an open area with rows of rose bushes - very pretty - but not the kind of park to wander through and sit and enjoy. You are fortunate th have such pretty gardens nearby.

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  10. What an unusual color for the tulips...they are beautiful! Enjoy your week my friend! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  11. These are fabulous but that green next to the arbor is stunning....

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  12. Magic of Spring. How beautiful!

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  13. I love wandering through those gardens. It is amazing that they have any tulips left after the deer have been grazing and nibbling...such pretty photos. Your Monday walk looks full of beauty.

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  14. Each tulip petal is like a little fire, beautiful!

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  15. What beautiful pictures, Lorrie! I love the delicate blue flowers and the showy tulips. I agree with you about spring greens. My husband and I have commented that the new green leaves on the trees always look so soft, almost fuzzy, and the green is almost a chartreuse. I know everyone is so glad to see spring this year. :)

    Thank you for your visits and comments. I'm about to get caught up on visits after my two-week absence from blogging. I enjoyed your post and hope you have a wonderful day!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  16. Beautiful photos what a lovely place! The title of your post caught my eye...and I noticed another post somehwere last week called "Fifty Shades of Green". I have a half-written post that I have had in my dashboard...SINCE LAST SPRING...called "The Greens of Spring". I have collected more photos this spring but yet it is still unpublished....there are just SO MANY shades of green in the spring, aren't there? If I do happen get this post together and published, I hope you don't think I was copying you...lol!

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  17. Shades of green are a welcome sight after the monotone whites of winter. Can't wait for tulips to bloom here, there are so many colour varieties.
    Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday Lorrie.

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  18. Such bright, vibrant colors and everything is so green and pretty. the dust we had recently is like a fine powder so very hard to sweep away and even harder to clean all the plants. Have a good week! Tammy

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  19. Very beautiful photos. I love spring green. Waiting patiently here. ;)

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  20. Yes, fresh is the perfect word for your pictures!

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  21. Ah, the tulips are gorgeous! How I wish the rodents didn't compete with me for the tulips! Beautiful and cheering colors!

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  22. I'm watching here for the fresh, spring green to show up! Our yards are greening up nicely and daffodils and crocus are blooming away!

    How lovely to have so many beautiful gardens to enjoy!

    Deanna

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  23. Such a lovely time of the year in your part of the world.

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  24. Lovely greens for sure! Love those tulips!

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  25. Spring green is such an appealing color. It seems to offer so much promise.
    Those tulips are gorgeous and the forget-me-nots are one of my favorites.

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  26. What fascinating and gorgeous tulips!
    And, yes, green is so welcome to a winter-weary soul!

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  27. Here's to the greening of the springtime landscape - it truly warms the heart doesn't it Lorrie.
    The ferns are so pretty - I've just never had any luck growing them in the ground - just in hanging baskets for the Summer months.

    Hugs- Mary

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  28. Lovely green photos.
    Amalia
    xo

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  29. Nice tour and green is so much more welcome than white. :-)

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  30. Oh so pretty. Those little blue for-get-me not flowers are darling and the tulips were gorgeous.

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  31. I've never seen Government House in the Spring time. How lovely! I'm glad to have gotten a glimpse of it through your eyes.

    Wishing you a beautiful day, Lorrie!
    Brenda
    xox


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  32. Very regal, those tulips

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  33. I love the color of spring green -- especially on the mountainsides as the new leaves appear. Gorgeous tulips Lorrie!
    Blessings, AImee

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  34. April is one of favorite months of the year because of beautiful leaves of plants.

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  35. So pretty! Your photos are wonderful . Definitely Springtime in your beautiful part of the country!

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  36. Lorrie, you have brightened my day with your gorgeous spring greens, so pretty are they, among they, amid the bold and beautiful blossoms, not minding that most people consider them second fiddle to their flowering leads.

    Poppy

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  37. We strolled through these gardens a few years ago.
    They are just stunning, as your photos show.
    Fond memories of this stroll.

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  38. So lovely Lorrie! Thank you again for sharing Spring with us! Beautiful photos!

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  39. Such beautiful spring greens...the gardens look wonderful, Lorrie, thank you for sharing the pictures.
    Helen xox

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  40. Governement house has a lovely garden Lorrie! It must have been a delight to take a walk there and enjoy the first spring flowers.

    Wishing you a lovely weekend ahead!

    madelief x

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  41. I love Spring green and our tulip picture is absolutely gorgeous! Just to think how it all reflects back to our amazing Creator.

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  42. Oh my, your Spring Greens are just totally delightful! I'm just crazy about your tulips, absolutely gorgeous!!!

    Hope you are enjoying your Saturday!

    Nancy

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  43. That lush fragrant green freshly touched by rain...sparkling drops adorning. That is what I miss so much, what a gorgeous place to take a walk. Simply stunning.

    Jen

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  44. ahhh, so so pretty.

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