PhotoPOSTcard: Spring Symphony Opus 6

I love foxglove flowers and have tried to grow them, but we do not really have the right conditions here in southeast PA. They like cooler weather and we get hot and humid pretty quickly in summer. Here at Longwood Gardens they start them early and grow them in their greenhouses under the appropriate environment.

Happy spring and stay safe.


PhotoPOSTcard: Spring Symphony Opus 4

Spring is in full bloom in the Mid Atlantic. I took this photo of blooming magnolias at Winterthur Museum and Gardens about a week ago while the garden was still open. As with all non essential businesses in our area, Winterthur is now also closed so I will have to enjoy my spring photos from previous years.

Stay safe.



PhotoPOSTcard: Spring Symphony Opus 2

The March Bank at Winterthur Museum and Gardens starts blooming in shades of yellow as winter aconite and adonis wake up in late February. I usually miss this display because it’s hard to think about flowers and spring when it feels like winter. But by mid March the yellow has given way to shades of blue as squill and glory-of-the -snow carpet a vast area underneath a canopy of large old native trees. The trees are still bare but these little flowers are a promise that green life is not far behind.

Thanks for visiting.


PhotoPOSTcard: Spring Symphony Opus 1

No traveling for me for a while which is OK because spring is my favorite time of year to be at home. I am fortunate to have some of the country’s best public gardens nearby and I have been photographing them in spring for over 20 years. I have lots of photos that I love and have decided to share them as spring unfolds this year. I hope they bring you a little joy in these difficult times.

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Chicago on a Budget – A Winter Weekend Break in My Favorite City

Chicago winters get a bad rap. Yes, Chicago is called the “Windy City” for a reason, and winters there do still get snowy and cold. But like everywhere else in the world, global warming has had its impact here as well, and Chicago winters are nowhere near as frigid as they were when I grew up there in the 70’s and 80’s. If you are looking to visit Chicago on a budget, then consider a winter weekend break in my favorite city as your best option. Continue reading “Chicago on a Budget – A Winter Weekend Break in My Favorite City”