Denver Botanic Gardens

I love flowers too much to go to the Denver Botanic Gardens and not post a few shots of flowers I saw there, though the place is so huge that we only got to see part of the York Street Gardens.

The Tropical Conservatory and the orchid display in Marnie's Pavilion must surely be a highlight for most visitors, and I found it impossible not to try to capture some of the beauty of the various orchids, from varieties I’d never seen before

Exotic pink flowers

to more traditional looking, but even more spectacular blooms.

Orchids

Personally, though, I was fonder of less spectacular flowers, like the these flower-within-a-flower hanging baskets,

hanging basket

these unusual looking Lilies (?),

Lily

but, most of all, this simple purple and red scene,

purple and red flowers

which probably says way more about me than it does about the Denver Botanic Garden.

Spring Pink

We had so much sunshine last week that I’m just now getting around to processing the Easter Pictures I took Sunday. Somehow the best of them seem to feature pink, like Mira

Pink Dress

in her pink dress holding a pink egg while totally oblivious to the nearby pink egg in the tree.

Although these apple blossoms could probably be called “white,” I would argue that the predominant color is pink.

Apple Blossoms

I know hearts are supposed to be red, but I think these, at least, are a brilliant pink.

Bleeding Hearts