The next part of my Swedish adventure comprised a hike out to a pretty stretch of white sand beach and a walk in Trädgårdsföreningen, or the Garden Society of Gothenburg.
1. This was our ultimate destination that day, a beautiful stretch of white beach. Unfortunately, a storm was racing us there. It did not quite beat us, however, and we were able to swim for about five minutes. Don’t mistake that for disappointment; I was just proud to get in the water again for a while because while I like to and can swim, I may or may not be terrified of the sea, the ocean, possibly even lakes. And ponds. I’m okay with puddles, though.
2. Lichen. As my friend told me, it’s not a photo album of mine unless there’s some lichen.
3. Wild lupine was everywhere
5. Prince Bertil’s Path
6. The tall rhododendrons blew this girl away.
7. Wild geranium everywhere
Now we’re going to Gothenburg (Göteborg). Everyone, hold onto your butts.
8 – Inside a greenhouse
11 – If seared flesh were a beautiful flower
12 – I find the placement of the flower on this branch beguiling and wonderful. It’s like the tree is wearing a bracelet.
14 – More wild geraniums
15 – Pretty damn Swedish, if you ask me. Not as Swedish as it gets, but pretty Swedish.
16 – A more expansive view of the grounds at the Gothenburg Garden Society
17 – The yellows popped on the cloudy day
18 – Magnolia (?) and geraniums
19 – Double columbine
20 – Viburnum?
21 – Redvein Enkianthus. I didn’t know what this was when I took the picture. I Googled “pink bell-shaped flower.” I figured it was in the same family as blueberries, and hey, guess what. I WAS RIGHT.
22 – Some day I shall have such a nice mix of textures in the garden.