EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival

I didn’t realize until fairly close to the beginning of our trip that we were going to be at EPCOT for the tail end of the International Flower and Garden Festival…I’m so glad we were there! In addition to beautiful flowers, there were topiaries everywhere in the park. Most of them were of Disney characters, but there were a few others, as well.

The festival takes place EPCOT, but the Magic Kingdom had topiaries of the world’s most famous mouse couple out front, as well!

EPCOT has festivals of different types running pretty much year-round, and I think this was a particularly fun one to attend!

Spring in the Japanese Garden

Yesterday morning, we took a walk around the Missouri Botanical Garden. It does’t matter how many times we visit the Japanese Garden in the spring…I’m always stunned by its beauty!

Sartorial Saturday–Heartfelt Hydrangea

Hydrangea season might be over, but that doesn’t mean I have to give up my favorite flower!

I’ve never ordered a necklace from Erstwilder before. I guess I kind of assumed that the chain would be too short for neck (many retro necklaces are meant for women with thinner necks than I have), and their necklaces are a little expensive to just take a chance. But sometime around my birthday, when I remembered just how much I love hydrangeas, I also remembered that Erstwilder had a few pieces inspired by the flower in some of their previous launches. I missed out on the brooches, but the necklace was still available, and I had been saving my Erstwilder reward points for so long, I was able to order it for basically free! I didn’t have to wait long to receive it, even coming from Australia, (Erstwilder’s international shipping, handled by DHL, is amazingly fast!). It’s a beautiful necklace. The colors and shading are amazing, and the fit is perfect…it’s not too small at all! It’s definitely a statement piece, so I kept the rest of my jewelry simple…just a few Splendette glitter bangles in coordinating colors.

Just for fun, here’s a look at some of the hydrangeas I’ve seen this summer:

I’m so glad I took a chance on this necklace, and can admire my favorite flower all year long!

In the Climatron

When we walked through the Climatron last weekend, we saw some familiar plants, but also some I don’t remember seeing before. I can’t decide if they’ve added some new varieties since the last time we were there (which was at least 15 months ago), or if it’s just been so long that I’ve forgotten what we normally see!

Even More Spring Flowers at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Maybe it’s just because we didn’t get to go to the Missouri Botanical Garden last spring, but every flower I see this year is like greeting an old friend! Very “Edelweiss,” don’t you think?