Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Denver Botanic Garden and a Mini Blog Break


It was Iris season at the Denver Botanic Gardens last weekend. We were visiting with a niece who was visiting us for a few days. (Click on each photo to enlarge it) 


There were so many beautiful varieties of Iris colors!  


I've visited the Denver Botanic Garden many times in the past.  If you missed those posts you can visit the Chihuly Glass Exhibit at the Denver Botanic Garden post here,  The Nature of Horses Exhibit at the Denver Botanic Garden here, or see the Denver Botanic Garden in Autumn here.  It is always wonderful to experience the garden at different times of the year and for special exhibits. 


"Human | Nature: Figures from the Craig Ponzio Sculpture Collection" is the current collection on display. The Human | Nature Exhibit presents sculptures that explore the human form in both classical and abstract styles, from the early 20th century to today. Featured artists hail from around the world and include Eric Fischl, Jacques Lipchitz, Sassona Norton, Beverly Pepper, Auguste Rodin, and Manolo Vald├ęs.  The exhibition is on view at the Gardens’ York St. location April 19 – September 15, 2019, included with general admission.


The exhibit consists of 17 different sculptures but due to time constraints, we saw only a few, although all were interesting.



A sundial in the Denver Botanic Garden.

Time seems to be an issue right now for me.  June is a month of many birthday celebrations in our household and our grandson's lacrosse team is in the state championship, so there have been many games with us rooting for him on the sidelines. We had two surprise visits this past week from relatives, which were wonderful, and we had fun sightseeing with them. All of this has kept me very busy and away from my computer lately.



Japanese Garden in the Denver Botanic Garden

Now that summer is approaching I realize I have a lot to catch up on.  Our garden needs weeding. our shrubs need to be trimmed, and we want to finally plant some annuals and some new herbs to replace a few which died from the last frost we had in late May.  We also want to take our grandchildren on some local trips before they go to summer camp. Summer in Colorado is a short season and I've learned that is good to take advantage of these early summer days to get everything in order before July so we can enjoy the warm weather and all the local festivals and summer fun!



Beautiful orchids and tropical flowers and ferns in the Denver Botanic Conservatory
  
So, in order to catch up on life, I am taking a blog break until the beginning of July.  Hopefully, by then all I need to accomplish will be done, and I can resume a regular blog schedule and blog visits to your blogs again.   

Enjoy the last days of 2019's spring and welcome the first days of summer.  I'll see you in July!  

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9 comments:

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots!

Enjoy the rest of the month.

ellen b. said...

Beautiful post Pat. Enjoy your family time away from blogging!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Oh my heart! All those Irises are beyond gorgeous. Have a. wonderful time as you take the time to do what needs to be done and to make memories with your family.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

A lovely tour of the gardens. I love the statues and beautiful flowers.
Enjoy your break! Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

Come Away With Me said...

It's great to have such a lovely place to visit whenever you like. May your mini blog break be fruitful so you can enjoy all the best July has to offer!

Angie said...

Pat - a lovely blog post - these are all places I would love to visit - maybe the next time I am in Colorado. Enjoy your blog break. Life is to be lived; documenting/sharing it should come second!

Sharon Wagner said...

Beautiful mosaics. Catch you later!

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely to see your photographs.
Love the statues and the flowers are gorgeous.

Enjoy your blog break.

All the best Jan

handmade by amalia said...

Your flowers looks so nice. Enjoy your break!
Amalia
xo