My voice has sounded like a deranged bullfrog pretty much since Easter, and it has not been pretty.
My sinuses have been clogged and airways have been restricted.
All thanks to the pollen that has been flying around...
My misery and bleary eyes, however, still love the beauty of Spring and all of the blooms and blossoms the pollen brings......
On Thursday afternoon, two days after the snowstorm, my mom and I went down to Thanksgiving Point to see the Tulip Festival. It was a double bonus event. My mom volunteers regularly at Red Butte Gardens, here in Salt Lake City, and as a Thank You for Volunteer Appreciation Week, they hosted an afternoon/evening at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, so our admission was free.
I was concerned about my allergies, especially since the wind was blowing.
We were both concerned about the state of the tulips after the windstorm on Monday and the snowstorm on Tuesday.
Our concerns were soon put to rest as we explored the garden, except for a grouping of Lilac trees that sent me sneezing.
|Our first grouping of tulips along the walkway|
If you live in Utah and have a chance to witness this festival, GO!!!!!!
|there were blooms of every shape|
|and color and texture|
|and even some still in bud....|
|They said there were even brown ones. Do these count as brown?|
|But all were Beautiful...|
|I worked on some photography skills|
|working all in manual to get the detail I wanted.|
|on our way thru....|
|We even found a girl playing near a stream|
|the walkway of the arbor in the Rose Garden|
|the fountains of the Italian garden|
|Another angle of the Italian Fountains...|
|lanterns to guide our way|
|one of the 4 waterfalls|
|I just find running water so soothing...|
|See the diva like attitude I had to deal with? :)|
|it just set the tulips to glow|
|This is why I love Spring|
|Nature just showing off a little bit.|
I will put up with a stuffy nose and watery eyes for an experience like that.....
No longer complaining about my allergies,