Flowers and the Winter Blues

Drawing of a sad flower with white and green petals.
A sweet, sad blossom illustrated by a talented young lady.

How can you call it the winter blues when the sky was rarely blue but rather gray?

Be gone! Drab and dreary, gray and weary, sad, unsavory winter weather!

Pick up your spirits with a few pics from my beloved Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, and illustrations by a dear little lady close to my heart.

Spray of yellow orchids, Longwood Gardens.
Yellow orchids in the Orchid Room, Longwood Gardens.
White and purple orchid, Longwood Gardens.
Another gorgeous orchid.
Bright orange orchid, Longwood Gardens.
Sunset orchid!
Drawing of pink and orange flower with a serious face.
Another lovely flower drawing by the talented young lady.
Ball-like red and orange blossom, relative of the maple tree.
Ball-like red and orange blossom, relative of the maple tree.
Spotted green and russet orchid.
Delicate white flower, Longwood Gardens.
Fairy-like white blossom.
Ancient ferns in the conservatory, Longwood Gardens.
Ancient ferns in the conservatory near the wall of bougainvillea.
Red flowers and greenery Christmas display, Longwood Gardens.
From the Christmas display, 2023.

Any botanical garden with an indoor conservatory is a treat during the winter, especially if your wallet won’t let you go on a warm vacation. Visit Longwood Gardens at, and if ticket prices are still high for you, they work with Snap, too.

I hope you enjoyed another ‘mini-vacation’ with Wander in a Box! And always remember to enjoy a blossom or two : )

Published by Morra Rose

I love the links between life and literature, and couldn't get by day-to-day without a little humor. Here's my place to share thoughts and discoveries in bite-sized pieces, illustrated by my sister Morra Morron. Enjoy!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: