Sunday, October 13, 2013


Yesterday was a gorgeous fall day in Oklahoma City.  
Perfect temperatures with no wind and clear blue skies made for a special day to spend with my best friend and her daughter.  We decided to visit the Myriad Botanical Gardens new fall attraction Pumpkinville on opening day. 

The gardens are located in the heart of downtown and 
 underwent an extensive remodeling last year with the 
addition of wonderful new children's garden. 

The great horned owl

This year the gardens include Pumpkinville, a fun and family friendly attraction within the children's garden. 

Lots of activities like pumpkin painting and washing clothes
 on an old scrub board kept our little one busy.  

The scarecrow greets everyone at Pumpkinville and is so stylish!

Corn Tee-Pees

Thousands of pumpkins line the gardens and make up the most beautiful displays.  I love the color combination of fall mums mixed with different varieties of pumpkins.

There were so many clever craft ideas they used to make some of the displays.  I especially loved the dryer venting made into pumpkins, spray painted and hung from the trees.

The octopus made from a "warty" gourd was fun and
 the children loved it!

This jazz combo was a lot of fun too!

The children's garden is small enough to spend a couple hours in without getting the little ones too worn out! (or the adults for that matter)

The gardens are absolutely beautiful and so worth a 
trip if you are in the area.   


Happy Fall!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Flowers of Colorado

Our vacation this year took us to the mountains of Colorado.   We always try to escape the Oklahoma summer heat so in August the mountains were the perfect choice for us!  The flowers of Colorado just comfort my soul as I love the beautiful combinations and variety of bloomers that seem to be just everywhere!

In Vail we visited their fantastic farmer's market and I spied these flowers boxes that complement 
the fun shutters.

Colorful containers line the walkways and streets. 

Delphiniums in full bloom.

Hanging baskets to die for!

 I love this patio!

Pink petunias complement the pink windows!

Shasta Daisies outside our condo 
were in full bloom!

We also visited the Boulder farmer's market and what a treat it was with all the beautiful bouquets
and produce.  

Even the produce was beautiful...

and of course I couldn't leave without buying a bouquet to enjoy back at the condo.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of Boulder and the surrounding areas that were so devastated by the recent floods.  They have reopened the Boulder farmer's market and if you are in the area go out and support those great folks!    

I'm linking with 

Tootsie's  Flaunt your Flowers
Tablescaper's Oh the Places I've Been