Wandering Wednesday

Yesterday was a gorgeous day in the 303 with mild temps and even a shower later in the day-something we haven’t seen in a couple of months. Mother Nature has been quite schizoid this summer so it was wonderful being able to take advantage of this pause in blistering temperatures. It was the perfect day to visit the Denver Botanical Gardens with a dear friend. My dear friend, Cheryl and I were awed by nature’s kaleidoscope of color and texture. Here are a few highlights from our meanderings. It was a great day shared with a great friend that reminded me how truly blessed I am by this friendship and the gorgeous venue in the heart of the city.

Water lilies in full bloom
Water lily bloom hidden in the Japanese garden
A striking bloom among the dahlias
These thistle-likeย blooms felt like balsa wood in the perennial garden-so unusual…so fascinating
Statuary near the herb and Biblical garden
Orange stunner
A four-legged visitor in the Japanese Garden who probably didn’t buy a ticket
The fabulous Monet Garden

Wishing you a fabulous day of wandering.ย Happy mid-week.

Live, love, bark! ๐Ÿพ

69 thoughts on “Wandering Wednesday

  1. Beautiful pictures, Monika! Love them blooms. Am way overdo to visit the Montreal Botanical Garden… maybe you’ve given me the incentive to go on my next day off…

    1. Thank you, Dale. It was a picture perfect day with a very special friend. I’m glad I sprang for the membership and can go whenever now. Mother Nature soothes a weary soul.

        1. Thanks, and thank you for ‘swinging’ by the Ranch and for the follow. We ๐Ÿ’– visitors.

  2. At first glance, I thought your opening line was stating it was a gorgeous day with a temp around 303! Actually, now that I look it up, on the Kelvin scale 303 is equal to 85 F…. so really, not far off!

    1. It’s been delightfully temperate so far this week. Mid to upper 70’s, making trips to the gardens most enjoyable. I hear it’ll be back in the 90’s by tomorrow and through the weekend.

  3. BEAUTIFULS!!! We haven’t been to our Japanese Garden in years! Ma says it’s time to go again…butts, she says doggies aren’t allowed! rude. Thanks for the wonderful pictures!
    Ruby โ™ฅ

    1. Thanks, Ruby. It is rude they don’t let doggies in to visit. Just think of all the ’emails’ they could be sending! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Visiting the gardens always improves my disposition. Being around all that beautiful growing stuff is nourishing to one’s soul.

  4. We are too small to have a Botanic Gardens. Our nearest one is 50 miles away – The Arid Lands Botanic Garden. The Main Botanic Garden is is Adelaide. Really liked the photographs and the four legged intruder.. I have not been in the Adelaide Garden for ages. Must make a point of visiting in spring.

    1. It’s good for the soul to visit places like this and I feel fortunate to have a nice one in our city. When I lived in a small town, I relied on parks for spots of nature.

    1. Thank you! My pleasure to share such beauty, even if just from an iPhone. โ˜บ๏ธ

    1. It really was-I kept thinking of all your gorgeous dahlias while strolling through the ones here.

  5. All beautiful captures!!! It was nice here yesterday too, and even nicer today. Too bad the rain can’t just do its thing at night:( We had a wonderful walk with Mom today too.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  6. Beautiful garden Monika….I wish I were there! The flowers are stunning & the statues are lovely…it is a bit of Heaven on Earth!!!
    (((hugs))) Sherri-Ellen

  7. One of the best botanical gardens in the country, I hear. Looks like a great day. How fortunate to have it so close by and have a good friend to share it with. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. It’s a lovely spot in central Denver. I always feel like I’m a million miles away from the hustle bustle of the city.

    1. I was surprised to see a huge Japanese beetle infestation though. They were all over the gardens. ๐Ÿ˜•

            1. ๐Ÿ˜ Ha…it’s probably something on my end. The ‘Net has been slow to respond this morning. Trying to get CenturyLink to boost the signal. Wish me luck…requests to them fall on hard of hearing ears!

  8. The Monet garden is my favorite. Thanks for the reminder of the peace and beauty that can be found there. The showers passed us yesterday evening in the northern-ish 303; so disappointed. Iโ€™m glad you got some wonderful rain!

  9. the dahlia makes me want to drop everything and go make a dahlia quilt. This photo would inspire a piece of art, why it even looks quilted. The orange flowers I grew wild in my MD yard. I’m surprised that some of the same flora grows here. We have been getting nearly daily rain in Aurora, so close yet so different. Rained nearly all day yesterday, and for a change, it went down not sideways. Milo had a play date and came in soaked from wet grass. The other dog was dry, so apparently my boy rolled in it!

      1. Okay … so here in the 905, we are also getting a wet break. I have to wonder though, given the geographical range of the Blog, how many people would know my area code. Just thinking! ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. LOL…I too have followers all over the world. I suppose I could have used a mailing code or a nickname for the city, but have used the 303 moniker for over 30 years. Guess it’s a Colorado thing. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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