3.17.2011

SPRING









Yesterday I had high hopes of taking the kiddos to the zoo. When we arrived there wasn't any parking spots. Yes, you heard me right. It was insane. So in my frantic desire to do something fun with the kiddos without going mad I went to the Botanical Gardens a street away. They ran and explored. We had a blast. I visited the shop Leaf n Petal while there and fell head over heels for the decoupaged wallpaper. The colors were quite gorgeous to say the least. Such an inspiring day it ended up being. Today we are getting up a bit earlier and trying for the zoo once again. Fingers crossed.

*images taken on iphone4

25 comments:

slommler said...

Oh my! Such gorgeousness!! And that wallpaper is TDF!!! Good luck on your zoo trip today!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Lavender and Lilies said...

How gorgeous! I love all of the flowers.

Kellie Collis said...

Wonderful pictures! Love that gazebo and birdhouse! Have a delightful day, Kellie xx

Mareike said...

Nice!
Spring hasn't arrived in North Germany yet. =(
Greetings

Andrea said...

Love all the pictures. Makes me ready for Spring even more. Don't you hate when everyone has the same idea as you (going to the zoo). Good luck today.

Staley Mc said...

The Gardens are so pretty at springtime. It makes me want to go have a picnic there!

Julie said...

That sounds better than the zoo anyway! Looks like a great day, and lucky you to be surrounded by flowers!

Ashley said...

Oh, spring has sprung! I'm so excited! And the Leaf n Petal shop looks lovely--the red lamp is gorgeous!

Haven and Home said...

Sounds like the zoo was the place to be! The gardens look great. I need to go soon. Glad y'all had a good day!

Caroline @ Between Your Ears said...

I absolutely LOVE the Birmingham Botanical Gardens! The trails are like a maze that I enjoy getting lost in. What a fun place for kids to explore. I used to love going to gardens when I was little and pretend I was Mary from the Secret Garden or Alice from Alice in Wonderland!

christina said...

Great photos! The flowers at your botanical garden are so pretty all ready. And that shop looks like too much fun! Looks like a pretty spectacular day.

I hope the zoo works out better for you today. :)

JMW said...

Aren't the warm weather and spring blooms good for the soul? I am so ready to welcome spring with open arms after the long, cold winter. Love the photos you took - hopefully the crowds clear at the zoo so you can enjoy a day there as well. :)

Natasha said...

It is so nice to see those flowers, gives me hope that flowers will be blooming and showing their pretty faces here soon too :) I hope you all make it to the zoo today! And that decoupage wallpaper is gorgeous yes!
Natasha xo

coolkids said...

so jealous of the spring pictures!!! We are having warmer temps here but it isn't quite like the spring you are having! Hope you have fun at the zoo!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

yay! send some up here!

Amanda said...

Oh wow that second picture with all those rows of tulips! I want spring so badly!

Love that everyone had a good time!

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

I just love going to the botanical garden in my city. All I need now are some sunny days to enjoy it! xo

annie said...

These photos are absolutely gorgeous. What could be better than a spring day at the Botanical Gardens? We used to go to the NY Botanical Gardens quite often...and only maybe once a year to the Bronx Zoo right across the street. Looks like a lovely gift shop too!

Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss said...

That's one of my favorite stores. Love it!

Jamie Herzlinger said...

Stunning post! How beautiful ll the photos!
Regards,
Jamie Herzlinger

Char said...

i drove by the gardens yesterday and couldn't find a parking space. i told the girls we needed to get there earlier! :)

looks like a great time

Katie @ Noodle and Boof said...

gorgeous! all the colors are so vibrant!

Julian | Sofas said...

The placement of everything on the shelf, the colors, I think a special taste, the truth is that I like to visit and buy some of the products displayed.

lebanese dj montreal said...

Lively colors and gorgeous designs. Keep it up.

air conditioning repair agoura said...

Stunning photos, especially the one with fountain and children.