Saturday, March 17, 2012

SPRINGTIME IN BOSTON~

This past Thursday, my friend and I boarded a bus and headed South to the Boston Flower And Garden Show. Now, I am being honest when I say I am terrified of driving in Boston. It's not actually my driving that I am worried about, but everyone else. My knuckles burn white while locked tightly around the steering wheel, my heart wildly pounds. A bus is the way to go...for me anyway... well... okay... I do have one complaint, a movie, really? at 8 o'clock in the morning? The flower and garden show was held at the Seaport World Trade Center located on Boston's busy waterfront. As I walked through the large double doors the sights and sounds of spring soon drew me in. Vibrant colors were visible in every direction, friendly daisies, bold tulips...the scent of earth in the air...
blue tinged hydrangea, miniature Iris...delicious ranunculus with their paper like blooms...off in the distance the faint sound of a babbling brook, while brightly colored red and yellow parrots called out to the mingling crowd...spring was found...Displayed were wonderful backyard stone garden structures, clearly with children in mind.Orange...the color of choice... miniature gardens...a fairy house donned with a grass thatched roof...stone toadstools...hats...
fashioned and adorned with flowers...perhaps an Easter bonnet?
The Boston Flower Show was a most enjoyable way to spend a day and to "people watch." Clearly, the majority of women attending the flower show were thin, tight straight leg skinny jeans the outfit of choice and a preference of D&G over Coach. The city of Boston is always enjoyable, but it is an expensive city, as most large cities are, largely diverse, with much to offer. The flower show which is held in our big city of Portland, rivals that of Boston's. (My opinion only) But this I know... sometimes, the best things in life are found right in our own backyards... Many thanks to my mom and dad for coming to care of my chickens, Gladys and the gang send thanks and for spending the day with Winslow Homer...He was a happy boy, he went "ridie" to Walmart!

16 comments:

Kim said...

It sounds perfect. A flower show at this time of year would be such a mood booster. Eastern Girls need a little reminder of what's ahead :)

Rowan said...

I love those hats! Boston is a great city but I certainly wouldn't want to drive there! Or anywhere else in the US actually - I've never been brave enough to try driving on the wrong side of the road:)

The Sweetest Days said...

It's been years since I've been to the Boston Flower Show. I hope you thoroughly enjoyed the day, Julie! So much to see that's for sure. The last time I went it was so packed I could barely even see the flowers : (

Mugwump Woolies said...

Wonderful pics...thanks for sharing your adventure!
Robyn

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Julie I am glad you had a wonderful time. That first flower shot is amazing! I love your pictures! You are bossing the new camera around?

summersundays-jw said...

What a beautiful flower show....love Boston. Great way to spend the day.

Jemm said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! I love garden shows...that looks like nothing I've ever been to though :) Amazing.

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Glad you got to get away for a fun day. Beautiful pictures! Have a peaceful Sunday, Dawn

Farm Girl said...

I have always wanted to attend that flower show. I think though, it is always nice to see what is best is in our own backyard.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

The Boston Flower Show is always a huge success. The flowers in your photos are lovely. I love Boston and use to drive in to get my hair cut and colored, that was many years ago. As a matter of fact I was just in Boston this past Thursday night for dinner and to see Les Miserables.

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

Looks like you had a great time. The pictures are gorgeous, thanks for sharing.
Blessings,
~Janet

Julia said...

I'm glad that you got to see the Boston Flower show without having to drive in the big City. Thanks for sharing some of the highlights. JB

acorn hollow said...

Lucky you. We were in boston opening day of the flower show for a Dr appointment but decided against the show because it would be crowed and not good For David.
I too was a white knuckle driver in Boston. But I have gotten over it. I agree the bus is the way to go except for the movie.
Love the look and smell of the flowers so early.
Cathy

Rugs and Pugs said...

Julie ~
Thanks for the lovely photos. I've been many places, but never to Boston. It's on my bucket list.
Hugs :)
Lauren

jennifer768 said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to spend the day.Thanks for sharing the pics of those beautiful flowers and gardens.Hugs,Jen

Eve said...

What a wonderful time and great sights and photos!!! Glad you got to go Julie!