Last time I shared with you the Chihuly glass exhibit at Meijer Gardens. But it would be a shame not to check out some of the colorful flowers at this wonderful spot!
Like these tulips, for example -- I love these ruffled blossoms.
This was another, somewhat different colors but still so lovely!
And for sheer tulip color, who could pass this up?
Of course, I had to get a photo of the blue hydrangea! But that blue and green is so perfect together!
The orchids in the tropical area were stunning...
...and this bud on the cocoa tree was interesting -- I'd never seen one like that before!
The tropical area also serves as the butterfly house. Most are gone now, but I did catch this one!
From damp and tropical to the desert!
And this flower was called a Pelican Flower. It's hard to tell in a photo but "in person" it looked to have a texture like a piece of fabric, maybe a printed flannel.
One of the show pieces of Meijer Gardens is the DaVinci Horse from a casting by the master. When you see it up close about the only thing that impresses is its size-- you almost can't photograph it (in an earlier photo, I think standing I was shorter than its knee!) But from a distance it stands guard and looks mighty impressive.
This not-quite-accurate or to scale version of Michigan and its lakes might have provided a nice spot to sail toy boats on a better, less blustery day!
So much beauty...
And on a mighty cold and gloomy day, this tropical garden was warm and wonderful.
The garden has a very large pond. Two geese and their five goslings seemed to be enjoying a swim.
But give me green and tropical any day!
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