Thursday, April 16, 2009

Playing Host...

but mostly just playing!

We have company this week, and I have taken a few days off work while they are here. The Mister's youngest brother and his wife are visiting from the "still pretty cold but not quite frozen North".

We are showing them what Las Vegas has to offer, as well as a short weekend trip to southern California.

Today, the Bellagio Conservatory was part of the agenda. It is one of my favorite things about this city!

It is almost impossible to take a photo in the conservatory without including other folks taking photos!
Part of the display was a zen garden of rocks and sand and chrysanthemums.

And part was a fabulous, fragrant explosion of spring bulbs!

This ladybug was in the English Garden area. She is made of red carnations!

This is her friend the snail!

His home was decorated with two colors of rose buds (with some other plant material that I don't know the name of.) I am guessing the buds have to be replaced at least every 4 or 5 days as they open.

These poppies were so beautiful. They looked like crepe paper flowers in all colors of pink, red, yellow and orange!
Many of the tulips had been replaced and had not opened, but this group was putting on a show!

Tomorrow, we are headed to California, so I will be out of touch for a few days.

I hope next time I can show you the rest of the Rhymeland Blocks!


Priscilla said...

gorgeous! I love flowers...

Iron Needles said...

I am dying here without being in constant communication!

All about me. Hope you have a famous time.

Anonymous said...

Wjow! Those flowers are beautiful. Not what you usually associate with Vegas. Love, WS

Lynne said...

I love the Bellagio! It's amazing to see the displays made entirely out of flowers and plants. I've seen it in both Spring and Fall. I've blogged about it several times too.

My hubby is now in your fair city for the week!

Looking forward to seeing the next blocks. P.S. I've finished my second towel and I am having so much fun. Thank you for the inspiration!