Flower Friday ~ November 2, 2018

Holy cow…is it really November? Where did October go? Hopefully you survived ‘Howloween.” The weather has done a couple of up’s and down’s temperature wise this week but yesterday was nice enough to visit the botanical gardens with a friend. It was nice to catch up and see some autumn beauty.

Naturally after a few hard frosts, seeing actual blooming flowers is becoming harder and harder. The good folks at Denver Botanical Gardens know how to protect plants so visitors can enjoy them. In addition to protecting, several workers were planting bulbs for spring magic and the Dead of the Dead exhibit was in full swing with a couple new offerings I had not seen before. I just love these faces!

Day of the Dead

Dead of the Dead Harvest

One of the best parts of autumn in Denver are its textures. This mum seemed aglow with beauty and texture. The light variegated ornamental cabbage is extra pretty in the golden light of autumn.

Autumn mum

Ornamental Cabbage

The morning sky morphed into moody clouds before the sun returned later. This statute looked particularly lovely with tawny colored ornamental grasses with a cloudy backdrop.

Statuary in the gardens

Don’t you just love these berries and colorful leaves? These berries will provide interest throughout winter and offer snacks for local birds.

Berries and Leaves

All in all, it was a great outing with a lovely friend. We enjoyed catching up and soaked up the beauty of the late autumn garden on a beautiful day.

Best wishes for a beautiful Friday and weekend.

Live, love, bark! 🐾

57 thoughts on “Flower Friday ~ November 2, 2018

  1. Unbelievable how time has fly, not only that it is Novermber, but it seems that Mother Earth surpurrises us of an early Winter too, we’re furreezing out here…well, only at night to be honest 😀 Great pictures of that beautiful place, Sam, Elsa and Monika 🙂 Pawkisses for a Happy Week ahead🐾😽💞

    1. Have been reading about the early winter arrival. Hopefully you’re staying toasty warm and enjoying sunshine in the daytime.

  2. I cannot believe it is November, and almost through the first week already! Time is flying. What great photos!

    1. Thanks for the kind words. It IS hard to believe it’s November-where did this year go?

  3. Charlee: “Those skeletons certainly keep a nice garden!”
    Chaplin: “Maybe Dada should hire them to come here and take care of our yard.”
    Charlee: “Thank you for coming to see us and for your kind words after Dennis went to the Rainbow Bridge. It meant a lot to us.”
    Chaplin: “And to Mama and Dada too.”
    Both: “And Dennis told us to tell you, ‘ok bye’.”

    1. We send you digital oodles of poodles loving thoughts for Dennis and all the critters.

      Come to think of it, we didn’t see any critters at the gardens like we did the last time. Hmm, maybe those Day of the Dead figures do keep little critters at bay? 😼

    1. I love those statutes, Valentine. The colors are so amazing and they just make for a great photo op. Thanks for swinging by-we ❤️ kitty visitors.

    1. I love going there whenever I need some lovely nature. Meeting a friend there is the icing on that cake!

  4. Oh, how Mom would love to visit that place. The blooms are beautiful and the Day of the Dead creations are incredible.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

    1. It’s a great place to visit that guarantees you’ll be smiling before you leave. 😊

  5. There’s a whole lot of pretty and pretty interesting in your neck of the woods. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

    1. And I can tell you exactly where NOT to park (I managed to get a $50 parking ticket yesterday…grrrr). *Sigh*

  6. We have many parks and the one park that is called a garden is trees, bushes and grass with very few flowers. The central park – Ada Ryan Gardens – is used a lot for various functions. The many trees provide a cool space, which is popular with young families. The nearest Botanic Garden – Arid Lands B.G. – is nearly 50 miles away.

    1. When I first moved to Denver in the 80’s I lived a mere half a block from the gardens and loved walking past it. It’s a special spot in the heart of the city where you can get away to a beautiful zen-like spot.

    1. Thank you! I’m learning more and more about using the new iPhone and loving the results.

        1. Some of the new cameras are quite amazing. And the apps make them so useful. I can’t remember when I last used the actual phone! LOL

    1. Botanical gardens are such a beautiful and peaceful place to visit even if you don’t garden. It’s a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

    1. Thanks. I liked that one too. Experimenting with my new phone camera is producing some nice images.

    1. It’s breathtaking to even visit on a snowy day (though I know you prefer the sunny ones). 🌞

    1. They do a great job on both counts. I am researching my choice for the final installation of Prounouns, the Musical. It’s gonna be a tough entry. 😲

    1. Thanks, it’s my favorite time of year as well. So much beauty to see! Have a great weekend.

    1. Sorry Kismet, they’ve been completely deforested of seeds. Probably the hoodlum squirrels.

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