I teased you with a “spring explosion” last time and here it is.
After Mom’s lunch we went for an outing to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. I’ve been there before but I don’t think I’ve ever been there at this time of year. It was shocking! The amount of yellow gorgeousness happening in the meadow was seriously shocking. This was actually upsetting for my five-and-a-half year old nephew who had had enough of yellow after the yellow themed birthday lunch. I didn’t take offense because I know at least Mom and I liked the yellow. (I’ll share that yellow soon.)
He didn’t even want to “taaaaaaalk about yellow”.
He was consoled by being put in charge of the map. He is a detective-explorer after all. He expertly lead us along the paths.
There were beautiful blooms everywhere but my favorite part was definitely the meadow.
I wanted to run across it with a long skirt billowing and a wide brimmed straw hat on the verge of flying off my head.
I did not do this, having no such costume and not wanting to be kicked out. So instead I took a gazillion photos.
When we had had our fill of yellow we headed home with a quick stop at the Mission Rose Garden.
Another excellent representation of spring as well. Here are a few of my favorite shots from the stroll among the fragrant blooms.
One last bit of yellow