A Walk in the ParkPosted: April 2, 2013
The weather humans are predicting spring showers for the next two days (technically, they are using words like “thunderstorms” and “heavy rain,” but “spring showers” just sounds so much nicer), so my human mommy and I decided to enjoy the afternoon at the BREC Independence Community Park Botanic Garden. When we were at the park in early December, we were treated to the beautiful blossoms in the rose garden. This time, we were greeted by petunias, snapdragons, and the fuzzy red flowers of a bottlebrush tree. Spring is in the air!
Currently, the iris beds are just beginning to offer the most magnificent show in the garden. There are irises as far as the eye can see and more varieties than I ever imagined. (My own garden only has three varieties of iris, so it’s not too hard to dazzle me, but the BREC Botanic Garden really does have a wonderful display.)
Many of the plants are taller than I am, and they are filled with beautiful blossoms and buds.
We turned down one path and came upon this little sign . . .
. . . which made us think about Spike and what a wonderful companion he must have been. We imagined a day, perhaps several seasons ago, when Spike was at his human’s side tending the beautiful bed so that one day we could come along and enjoy it.
It seemed very fitting that this gorgeous white iris was the next flower we encountered.
As we finished our tour, we took one last look at the lovely gardens. With storms approaching, this view of the pansies, dianthus, and mint will have to hold us until the weekend.