Something Beautiful is a 2013 self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of the year.
Every season has its glories but, for my money, the crown goes to spring. The palette more varied and broad in its hues particularly the cool ones. The delicate lavenders of the wisteria. Deep lusty purples of iris and lilac. Intense sky blues of ajuga, delphinium, and hyacinth. Exotic and intense pinks and fushias of azaleas and rhododendrons. I love, love, love spring flowers. And the scents. To sigh for.
Soon I plan a pilgrimage to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. High season for the spring blooms is the April 7 to May 20 Festival of Flowers. The future hold a trip through the Smoky’s, a banquet of blooms, a shower of scents, and much more.