“The Flowers That Bloom in the Spring Tra La”


 
No, my wanderlust has not taken me to the tulip fields of Holland but to the Tulips of the Valley Festival here in Chilliwack, British Columbia, an hour’s drive from Vancouver. My last visit to the festival was in 2015 and which I shared with you in my post Petal Power. With the Festival’s new location this year our visit on Tuesday was perfect for this week’s Photo Challenge as no borders needed to be crossed to visit this little piece of heaven on earth filled with its seven million blooms. Enjoy the slide show and have your spirits raised with this seasonly perfect Gilbert and Sullivan classic from the Mikado performed by the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company.

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they’re back!

This year our camellias are more beautiful and abundant than ever
and with them my camelliaddiction has returned, as you can see πŸ™‚

maturday

Agassiz Variation II matted and framed in celebration of Earth Day 2017.

 
The Weekly Photo Challenge from Cheri today asks us to “share an image that means β€œearth” to you,” for upcoming Earth Day. This photographic detail of my painting of Cypress Alleyway, which I have already featured on thechangingpalette more than once, is my way of celebrating an earthly magical place that I shall never forget.

coffee cat

No surprise our Sunday couldn’t face the news conference as she took the “catastrophic mistake” remark rather personally for some reason.

Sunday best

Happy Easter

Last week’s light painting photograph was a happy surprise.