One of my favourite destinations here, in Québec City, is to visit the botanical gardens at the university Laval—the Jardin Botanique Roger-Van den Hende. I spend so much time there throughout the spring/summer months, and take hundreds of photos of the flowers, trees, shrugs, and wildlife.
Unable to visit due to covid restrictions this last couple of years, I took to turning my hand to digitally painting some of my previous favourite shots, such as this one of some white cone flowers (echinacea).
My regular readers know that when it comes to flowers, I love poppies and peonies. But did you know that I also love the fleetingly and beautiful magnolia blossom. Like most tree blossoms—apple and cherry—they bud, bloom, and are gone far too soon.
It seems I forgot about taking these photos—shot back in the early spring, 2019—so now seems like as good a time as any to share them with you. A fantastic bonanza of soft delicate pinks and white blossoms to set you up for the weekend.
Have a fantastic weekend, everyone, and stay safe.
It’s a dark heavy humid day today, with the temp already soaking me after two steps, and expected to rising to a silly 41+degrees later this afternoon! So what better way to salve my sorrows at not being able to take a walk, outside, than to share a few cheerful flowers with you, today.