Saturday, February 19, 2011

Volunteer Park Conservatory

It was a beautiful day in Seattle, a day for an outing. We decided on an afternoon trip to Volunteer Park.
The early blooming pieris japonica (lily of the valley shrub) was in full
But there was a very cold wind blowing, so we were headed for the warmth of the conservatory.
Inside it was warm and floriforus. This is the tropical side.
There was a wonderful collection of tropical pitcher plants, all in weird bloom.
Lots of colorful bromeliads.
and other strange things.
We had fun taking photos. More to come.


  1. I have never seen a lily of the valley shrub. It is absolutely beautiful. Does it have a scent?

  2. I can feel the warmth and humidity in your tropical photos.

  3. I had a huge pencil cactus plant for many, many years and it never bore those beautiful purplish pink berries. These are really fabulous photos, Linda! What a great day and a great outing.

  4. Fantastic pictures! I see you have learned to use your new camera really well. I may have to make an excursion to Seattle just to see that wonderful place. Oh, wait: I can just visit your blog! :-)

  5. Beautiful pictures! Love the Conservatory and usually make a trip there every other year or so.

  6. love your closeups, so colorful and springy!

  7. Linda, you sure do have a great camera, ideal for photographing flowers!

    One of these days, you should get together with your PNW blogging pals, such as DJan and Sylvia!!! I am surprised you have not done so yet.

    And, of course, I want you to email me when you are planning a trip to Hawaii. I want to host a party for you, Tom, Kay, and Art. It will be FUN!!!

  8. Oh my! What a beautiful place! The picture are great, too. Thanks for sharing. It looks so "springy" there.

  9. This is the first I've seen or heard of the pitcher plant. Fascinating.

  10. Thank you for taking me along on your outing. It's just what I needed. I remember, many years ago when I was about ten, my sister- in-law took me into the woods behind her home to show me a pitcher plant growing in the wild. And that was in central Maine!

  11. Beautiful plants! Thanks for this early taste of spring.


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