The earth laughs in flowers- Ralph Waldo Emerson
After a cold April, May is here and the flowers in Chicago are all in bloom. My mom was in town this past week so I took some time away, but this week we made it out to one of my favorite places, the Chicago Botanical Gardens. The spring blooms were gorgeous so I had fun taking a few photos hoping to capture a bit of the beauty of spring.
This pink anemone with its feathery two toned purple center was one of my favorites.
The stately foxgloves towered over the flower beds welcoming bees and butterflies.
There are ranunculus in every color imaginable. Theses layers of fuchsia petals are a happy sign of spring.
A honey bee stopped long enough for a photograph.
Lilies taking in the warm spring sun.
Then there was a hillside of poppies in vibrant reds, yellows and oranges. The view was spectacular. Spring is here and everywhere you look there are breathtakingly beautiful flowers.