The Buffa10 tour of Buffalo's Cottage District seemed a virtual explosion of color and exuberance: flowers, foliage, garden art, architecture and umbrellas. Yes, we got rained upon. No, I didn't mind one bit. Meandering through lovely gardens in a gentle rain is just not a problem. Holding an umbrella and trying to take photos requires a bit of a learning curve but it was all so very worth it.
The rain softened the look of many of the gardens and tempered the heat of Thursday. This California girl has lost her childhood ability to deal with humid heat. Thank you Buffalo for turning the heat down a bit!
Garden bloggers from around the country and even a few from Canada have descended upon Buffalo and we are having an absolutely wonderful time visiting gardens, garden centers, test gardens and more. And equally exciting is getting to meet personally with bloggers whose blogs we read and to sit and discuss blogging, climate, garden shoes and a plethora of topics...enough so that we were referred to as the noisiest group one of our host has yet had visit, as well as one of the nicest!
This little sweet fairy wasn't fazed by the rain and is just one example of the garden art by which I've been inspired.
I'll leave you with just one last peek at some of the color we've seen...I'm guessing there will be a spike in painting at a few gardens around the country in the next few weeks!