With the holidays fast approaching, trees, houses and fences across the world are beginning to glow with decorative lights of all shapes and sizes. Whatever your religion or beliefs, these festive displays add a burst of warmth and color to the dark days of December. Flickr user herb.g does a great job of capturing this holiday spirit in today’s shot from Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania – the flickering colors and soft-focus blur of the lights create an eye-catching work of abstract art.
Tonight I’m going with a shot from my own photo pool to serve as a simple and small reminder on the upcoming Historic Garden Week all across the state of Virginia happening April 21-28, 2007. Not that I actually mentioned it before, but for those truly interested this is my cluing you in. This particular flower shot comes from the Norfolk Botanical Gardens where I paraded around the property slightly disappointed in the flower selection and the gray storm clouds looming over that day. While trying to make it through the entire outdoor Norfolk attraction without getting wet I managed to miss the name of this pretty flower. Anyone out there with a green thumb or fancy for flowers care to share the name?