So, we’ve been experiencing a little warm snap here in Steamboat. It’s weird because it seems that the rest of the country is experiencing the exact opposite- plunging temperatures, ice storms, snow snow snow. But no, not here! Here it has been in the high 30s, all the way up to the high 40s, which for this time of year is just crazy! It’s awakening that Springtime me, that is itching to emerge from hibernation, stretch, feel the sunshine on my face, and put on a t shirt. It’s a dangerous feeling, because I know that Mother Nature is just playing a trick on us, and that the groundhog did in fact see his shadow, and that yes, it is only February. I know deep down that we are still in for at least another 6 weeks of real-life winter… but hey, I can dream can’t I?
My Springtime wishes led me to thinking about flowers blooming, green grass, and color, and that is what I want to share with you today! There are so many beautiful gardens, and while the crocuses may not be popping out here for a little while yet, at least we can admire these pictures in the meantime!
Here’s a nice, normal (but still incredibly beautiful) garden to start us out. I like how it’s not perfectly manicured, but just slightly overgrown. Looks like you’re walking into a fairy tale!
Look at the tulips here! Springtime! I just love them. Also, look at the topiary trees in the background… that’s neat!
Here’s a gorgeous desert garden. The interspersed cacti add so much depth and texture, and the primary colors of the flowers jump out so much more in their stark surroundings of sand and rocks.
Oh WOW!! Look at this beauty! Pink trees? Where do you think this was taken?
This stone gate is so beautiful covered in climbing flowers! I bet it leads to somewhere magical.
Succulents are very in right now in the world of planting, and modern decorating. But these colors! I have never seen all of these colors in succulents, such a happy bouquet!
This flower lined cobblestone street is so charming! Don’t have to worry about traffic here! Just out for a stroll.
This last picture is one of my favorites! That’s why I saved it for last… because I’ll be staying here. Until real Summer comes.