Fun With Friends

I like playing with my friends a lot, but I also miss the ones I’ve left behind.   “This year is going to be our year,” my mom says at the start of every year.  I like that she is so positive.
 
Here in Chicago, I’ve made some great friends – there’s ..Teresa (Red Flower), Kinu (Brown Monkey) & Dante the beaver (sitting in Kinu’s lap)….they’re really fun.  I like going on adventure hunts with them!

Manita Linda & The Garden

This is a special day. My friends, Teresa (red flower), Dante (Beaver) & Amie (Yellow/orange flower) joined me on my trip to the Garden.  Today, my friends and I met a group of Lilies!  Lilies grow all around Illinois.  Every year, many American lilies meet up in Iowa at the North American Lily Society.  They have a ball!  I can just imagine them – Lilies from all around, some from other parts of the world – getting together, dancing and laughing in a symphony of colors!  The Lilies told us they come in all sorts of colors, such as pink, yellow, shades of red, orange, white, and some are  two-colored!  Can’t you just see the rainbow ball!  The Lilies told us that we visited them at the right time because they’re in full bloom in the summer! (Although it was a hot day, we kept cool because a gentle giant Maple tree gave us wonderful shade!)

What are your favorite flowers? In what beautiful and vibrant colors do they bloom?

(Info about Lilies and Maples from: Illinois Gardener’s Guide by James A. Fizzell (Revised Edition) ©2002,  p.58 & 187)