March 13, 2014

Adventure in Philadelphia 2014 Flower Show

I have been doing a lot with friends and family for several months and realized that it might be a good idea to go do something alone.  An adventure with just God and myself.  But what?

One of my favorite hobbies is gardening and out-door, backyard hosting.  I cannot wait until the weather gets warmer!  And while I was perusing information about flower shows in my city I learned about the Annual Flower Show in Philadelphia.

" That's it!"  I thought.  " That is what I want to do for myself.  Go and admire lots of flowers in pretty arrangements and just imagine what it would be like to have a few of them in my back yard."

So I hopped in my car and drove to Philly on a surprisingly warm afternoon.  Already I felt as if Spring was on its way!  There were crowds of people all heading to the Convention Center and I felt the excitement of being a part of something beautiful and unique.

Upon entering the main show my eyes were greeted by the most beautiful bold and vibrant colors of yellow and pink flowers.  They were everywhere! And after I stared for several moments I finally remembered to take out my camera.

There were so many arrangements of flower art I could hardly believe my eyes.  Every single one was unique.

 And the various competitions were stunning.  The variety ranged from pressed flowers to miniature flower arrangements to outdoor spaces to bonsai trees and everything in between.

Pressed Flower Art

Miniature Arrangement

100 Year Old Bonsai

 Before I called it a day I decided to visit the butterfly room.  It was a room where people could go and feed and hold rare butterfly species from around the world.  Apparently it was the first time this was open to the public so I didn't want to miss my chance.  And what an experience it was!

I left Philadelphia that day feeling happy and amazed at all the beauty and wonder I saw.  Man is capable of beautiful things.  And God's artistry never disappoints.  


Denise said...

Very nice, I love flowers, and butterflies.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a great date with God. Fantastic.

Paula Greene said...

Awesome!!! Thanks for sharing with all the pics. You made me feel like I was there with you. :)

SimplySincerity said...

Denise: Yes, everything was so pretty!

lgsquirrel: I did have a great date with God. :) He's always wonderful company.

SimplySincerity said...

Paula Greene: You're welcome! :) There was simply too much to see. Next year I have to get a few folks to come with me.