Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Come, Stop and Smell the Flowers

Please forgive the cell phone photo......   It's a rainy day in St. Paul, and when it's dark and gloomy, and especially while it's raining outstide.....take a visit inside Como Park's Conservatory, where there is something more you'll never discover outside.  

Inside the Conservatory there are no faint whiffs; only incredible and extravagent scents of sweet intimate floral spreads......and the most wondrous fragrances from so many luscious flowers to be had by all that roam about......

The Conservatory in St. Como Park....where you can ride a carousal and visit an incredible zoo too!

   Our constant delay of spring has turned my world upside down...... and on this rainy-blue-day this quote comes to cheer away all the grey.....

    The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. ("Do you hear that Mother Nature?")
The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.  -  Marcus Aurelius
...and so....that being said,

The great virtue in life is real courage that knows how to face facts and live beyond them.  - D. H. Lawrence
                                  Spring, spring come bring what may
                                  Come to light and make our day
                                  Spring, spring come bring what may
                                  Oh please I say...
                                  We all want to run and play

                                  and sing, it's spring, it's spring
                                  and life is never boring
                                  now that you've come our way
                                  we're all so happy it's spring
                                  and hop up in the morning to play!


Cathy said...

I bet the aroma is heavenly coming from all the flowers in the Conservatory. What a great way to spend a rainy day.

Judie said...

We have jasmine and honeysuckle blooming in our back yard right now. Unfortunately, everything else looks pretty grim! Still, I am so happy that winter is over, and spring is in full force!
Love your poem, Karen!

darlin said...

Karen, I hope soon these aromatic and beautiful flowers will be growing outdoors. What a fantastic way to spend some time!

Juniper said...

Ooh I can imagine the scents; it reminds me of the 'winter garden' in Buxton, we walked in and I just had to stand and smell for a few minutes - gorgeous :-)

Karen S. said...

it seems no matter where we go if we happen on flowers we are lucky for it! Have a sunny weekend over younder.....Jenny!