Friday, March 8, 2013

It's That Time of Year Again!

 The Smith College Bulb show in Northampton, Massachusetts is in full bloom and my lady friends and I make a point to drive down and see it each year.  It is our traditional welcome to spring.  The pinks and purples were especially lovely this year.  These pictures were taken on my iPhone camera and I have to say I am loving it.  It is so easy to have with me that I find myself taking lots more pictures.


My Northampton shopping and flower appreciation buddies.

This was my favorite flower this year.  I love that peachy coral shade and the ruffles.  I would like to recreate this in tissue or crepe paper but Mother Nature can't be beat!

There is a lovely little indoor shopping market with lots of wonderful independent shops in Northampton's thriving downtown.  This is on the bottom floor and is one of my favorites.  It's filled with quirky stuff.   Had a great whoopie pie at the Queen Bee Cupcakery also.  There motto is "get buzzed" at the Cupcakery.

We would have spent more time downtown if it hadn't been for those pesky parking meters!  I don't think the city should have them.  It doesn't encourage leisurely shopping.   All in all a great day.


Terri said...

What a fun day! And it must really cheer you up to see all those gorgeous flowers! Your iPhone does do an amazing job!

Sea Angels said...

Look at those amazing colours.. it is just what we need after this winter, a welcome back to Spring. Glad you had a lovely day with your friends too
Hugs Lynn xx