Clouds barely holding themselves together ,weighted with impending rain. Not, perhaps, the best day to visit a garden. No matter. It's the last weekend of the indoor display called Spring Prelude at Butchart Gardens. The Blue Poppy Restaurant is transformed into a garden complete with spring flowers, winding pathways, trees in bloom and architectural features. These photos, however, were taken outdoors.
The Spanish language has a lovely word describing the relationship between mothers-in-law. We are "consuegras." Joint mothers-in-law. We get along well with all of our children's spouses' parents and enjoy visiting with them. Yesterday I visited the gardens with one of my three consuegras.
We both thought of Anne of Green Gables as we viewed the blossoming trees - remembering her penchant for naming things like "The White Way of Delight" and the "Snow Queen" cherry tree outside her bedroom window.
The graceful arching branches of delicate pink against the wet evergreens and cloud-filled sky could certainly inspire one to poetic description. I'd like to waft some of these cherry blossoms eastward toward those enduring the-winter-that-won't-quit. Spring will come, eventually.
Linking to Sunlit Sunday, for the last week of the season. Thanks to Karen for hosting.