Denver Botanic Gardens

Yesterday, Lauren and I had a girl’s day out. We strolled through the Denver Botanic Gardens. Even though there was still a ton of snow, the sun was shining brightly and it was a beautiful day. The outside gardens were hibernating for winter, but the inside gardens, and especially the orchids, were amazingly beautiful. We always have so much fun together, regardless of what we do.

Here is just a small sampling of some of the gorgeous plants and flowers we saw. As usual, I took a ton of pictures, so I won’t share them all with you.

There is a photo contest taking place for the orchids, since it is their annual orchid show. Photographers can submit up to three and three only pictures for the contest. Here are my submissions. We’ll see what they think. There were a lot of photographers out and about with really fancy cameras, so who knows how mine will rate. But I liked them, and that is really all that counts; that, and whether or not you like them too.

And a runner up that I thought about too, but if more than three were submitted, then all of them were DQed so it was not submitted. I was looking for things that maybe someone else might not have picked up on.

There were so many beautiful, exotic and interesting plans and flowers though. Needless to say, we had a great day together and saw so much beauty.

This Hibiscus was HUGE. By far, the largest one I have ever seen.

These were all taken inside. Here are some of the photos I captured outside.

Every season has its beauty.

After strolling through the gardens, we went out for a late lunch of small Greek tapas at Chef Zorba’s. A Golden Day

Enjoy all the beauty in your world and make everyday beautiful. Stay safe and stay well. “Til next time.

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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