Shots from this week, in the garden at 25 Lawn Place:
The day lilies are done for the most part, and the Asiatic lilies are now cut back to stalks. Coneflowers are about to bloom, though.
In my garden today . . . .
We have at school several magnolia trees in easy view of my office windows.
The buds are (much too early) already nearly as large as my thumb.
Elsewhere the oriental magnolias (or at least I think that’s what they are) are already showing flowers, but those flowers are not surviving the cold weekend:
From Wednesday, these photos of flowers from the Taoist temple, the cathedral, and the zoological & botanical garden:
I spent some time on Sunday at Garfield Park Conservatory.
The Monet Garden was reminiscent of a British garden; the Palm House a treasure indeed. I enjoyed several other specific locales as well, and had fun chasing some Monarch butterflies.
On this lovely, temperate Sunday, this place was an oasis after the frenzy of Michigan Avenue on Saturday!
Bees, bugs, and butterflies: