a spring walk…


I feel like a new person with the onset of spring. I've been taking some lovely walks. The air is saturated with the smell of daphne and viburnum and the camellias are so heavy they are falling off branches and carpeting the ground. I've seen buttercups. The fleur de lawns are blooming. It was light until 7:30 yesterday! I snapped these photos over the weekend at The Garden of the Bishop's Close which is one of my favorite Portland spots (previously blogged  here and here). Happy Spring!

Photos by Chelsea Fuss for Frolic!


  1. Gorgeous!

    I’m sad that Chicago looks nothing like that yet – no green and certainly no flowers. But at least I can live vicariously through beautiful online photos. 🙂

  2. What a beautiful garden! I also live in Portland, but have not visited this spot, looks like I will need to visit on our next sunny afternoon.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Hello garden envy! Yesterday’s weather in New York slapped us right back to winter after a spring tease. I can’t wait till the weather’s warm (for good) and the trees start blooming (though we don’t have gardens that look like that here — so pretty!).

  4. Ahh Chelsea. I can’t wait for my own Helleborus, Viburnum and Daphne. But until then, it’s nice knowing someone else is reveling in garden beauty. Thank you for the sweet walk through pink, white and green.
    xo Michaela in (freshly snowy) Vermont

  5. beautiful descriptions! reminds me of Shakespeare’s midsummer night’s dream… “i know a bank where the while thyme grows…” love how you love nature!

  6. You’re so lucky to get a spring. Here in MA it goes from winter to summer. The spring growth lives under the snow I think. Nothing seems to burst with growth or color until the very end of April/beginning of May! Perhaps I need to live in Portland?

  7. The beginning of spring has me feeling the same way. Longer days and an abundance of sunshine leave me invigorated and inspired. Your photos are lovely, we just changed out clocks in europe so I am really looking forward to the sun shining later and long evening walks.

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