Since I didn't seem to be accomplishing too much at home this afternoon, I decided to take my camera to Butchart Gardens. En route, while waiting to turn left, I glanced at the car to my right and encountered a friend. A quick chat and Sandi met me at the gardens for a stroll.
This is, of course, the time of year when many, many people from all over the world visit the gardens. I enjoy mingling with the crowds and hearing all the different languages. Everyone, it seems, loves flowers.
Bees, of course, thrive on flowers. The dahlias are just beginning to bloom and this particular bee is very happy about that.
A richly coloured Black-eyed Susan (I think) grew in a raised bed at my eye level. Blue eyes met Black eyes..
Every rose bush is blooming with colour. I particularly like the pink of the Frederic Mistral rose above.
The Butchart's home (now a tea-house and restaurant) seen from the Rose Garden.
Arches in the Rose Garden are appropriately covered with roses, great sprawling bunches of them.
For more wonderful floral photos, visit Floral Bliss, a link up hosted by Riitta in Finland.