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Springtime Fun - Flower, Flowers and More Flowers

Friday, May 16, 2014

Thursday after work I was all but done with anything techy or work related. This has been one of the longest weeks and I needed a break and my brain needed a break. I was sick of heading home and watching tv for two hours. After a billion changes around the office, and a ton of chaos on campus, I wanted to get out and enjoy the nice weather we've been having. So what did I do . . . I talked Dan in to going to the local Iris Festival. I like going to this festival, because unlike others that happen throughout the year, this one is more relaxed and far less busy which I was definitely looking for. After spending time last weekend behind my cannon, I was definitely ready for more photo time.

It was nice to just get away, walk around the gorgeous garden and chat with my hubby. Life has been so so busy lately that a break from it all, even if it was just for an hour or so was so nice. The last time I had visited this festival was with my parents and my grandmother on her last visit to see us before she passed away, so I always enjoy going to this garden and remembering her being there with us.

All of the irises and flowers are for sale, so you can walk around and pick which colors and sizes you like best and then purchase the bulbs or stems from the gift shop. Dan kept picking out flowers he liked and asking if they would keep until our house is finished. Unfortunately I'm pretty sure they won't last till November, but it just gives us a reason to come back next year!

 I mean I obviously had to get a picture with the teddy bears! 

Are there any flower festivals in your town? What's your favorite place to get your camera out and snap photos? I'm trying to think of ideas to do tonight and this weekend, so send any fun ideas my way! :) 


  1. What a fun and beautiful mini date :) Those bears, LOVE!

  2. Awesome pics, fond memories, times & place. yo Poppy

  3. Gorgeous flowers! We have something about 30 minutes from us in Holland, MI called the Tulip Festival :)