Spring

“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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Those of you who know of my camelliaddiction will understand my pleasure at the opening of the first camellia bud of 2017 resplendent in amongst the dense shrubbery, which will soon be sparkling with more glorious white blooms than ever this year. Stay tuned 🙂

Magnificent Magnolia

Magnolia vi
 
Magnolia iii
 
Magnolia v

Magnolia viii

Magnolia vii

The reward for bringing my camera along on my walk in the sunshine this morning.