Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Ahh! Oxygen!

image from wikipedia

I went to the beautiful Conservatory this weekend.  It is a beautiful structure, built in the late 19th century that looks like something out of a fairy tale.  They always have something going on, cocktails on Thursdays, Blooms and Butterfiles, the permenant Chihuly sculptures, Savage Gardens and more including an up coming exhibit featuring the works of Aurora Robson (find out more about here work here)
image copyright NomadicNester

Right now they have an Orchid Exhibit showing through April, and I snapped over 300 pictures! Yikes.

Beautiful flowers everywhere.  After the room with the orchids you enter the Palm Room, which smelled so clean and simple and beautiful I just said "Ahhhhhhhh."  Then I realized that there are no flowers in the Palm Room and the beautiful "sent" I was breathing in was just massive quanities of pure oxygen.  Oxygen undiluted (or rather unpolluted) by exhast from cars and buildings and chemicals and such.  At this point I thought 'why would anyone live in a house with walls and small windows?  Why not just live in a conservatory?  You would have green trees and plants producing oxygen for you, citrus trees and herbs to eat, a couple beds of tomatoes, and a ceiling that showed the whole sky everyday (and to sleep under the stars at night).'  (Though, I suppose the bedrooms should be off to the side with a real roof, just so lighting storms and full moons didn't keep you up at night;)


Slán go fóill


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