Day 88: Something Beautiful—Festival of Flowers

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.


About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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One Response to Day 88: Something Beautiful—Festival of Flowers

  1. Bea Neal says:

    I’ve been there, when my mother lived in NC. Beautiful gardens, huge over the top “castle”.

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