If, like me, you’re already missing flowers, head to the Springfield Museums. The quadrangle is lovely right now, and there are things still in bloom! Imagine my surprise today when I stumbled onto a bed of pristine black-eyed susans!
They’re part of a new-ish butterfly garden outside of the Science Museum, and they’re still in excellent condition. They must be in a nice, protected spot, because my black-eyed susans do not look anything like this. My black-eyed susans – and everyone else’s that I’ve seen – have shriveled up and gone to seed.
Plants around the Yertle Garden are also in bloom.
Of course, many of these are chrysanthemums – but even those are starting to look a bit ragged elsewhere in the city.
Chrysanthemums are sort of a cozy flower, don’t you think? I rather admired this planting outside the GWV Smith Museum:
It contributed to the golden glow that seemed to bathe that entire building today.
From the dining room table, with the windows still wide open…though not for much longer,