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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
glory.
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.

11 comments:

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

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

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  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.

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  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! :-)

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

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  6. love your closeups, so colorful and springy!

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  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!!!

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

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

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  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!

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

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