Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Fix of Spring.

It may not feel like Springtime out there yet, we just can't seem to break the low 40's in any consistent way yet, but it's plenty warm and springy inside the Smith College greenhouses right now. Yep, it's time for the annual Smith College Bulb Show. If you haven't been, it actually is pretty cool. And it definitely looks, feels, and smells like Spring in there. The event is basically free (one dollar donation is suggested as you walk through the lobby) and there are hundreds of blooming flowers to see, from daffodils to rare orchids. Once you shuffle through the main bulb exhibit area, you're free to wander though the other greenhouse rooms. There's a tropical room, full of exotic Australian trees and rainforest furns. The desert cactus room is a bit drier and hotter, but no less cool.

And if you live in California or just can't break away, you can visit it virtually, thanks to their bulb show webcam. (it seems to work better if you're using Firefox and not Internet Explorer).

Click here to go to the show (sorry but you're going to miss the aromas and the warm mist on your face if you only check it out here).

I went yesterday and took a bunch of photos, thinking about putting them together for the next ArtWalkEasthampton show. Will keep you posted on that.

In the meantime, enjoy the sunshine, but don't put away the winter jacket just yet.

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