Miss Peacock in the Conservatory with the Camera

Allen Gardens Conservatory inspires wonder and not a little mystery. On a chilly winter's day, it looks quite fragile. But on the contrary, there is strength in structure, especially when form follows function. In this case,
a very elaborate place to keep plants.
Very nice plants too as it turns out.

If it's an oasis you crave, look no further.

A bit of tropical air, with a hint of delicious spice?

The air is dripping with nectar as the plants begin to blossom...

Their beauty draws you in, and holds you, holds you...

And just as you begin to think, "I'm satisfied", you turn the corner.
...and you are consumed by green. This is what verdant means.

This is why Leda loved to bathe in the Eurotas River, where Zeus saw her and metamorphasized into a white swan so she would love and protect him.
Their union produced Helen of Troy.

This is a place of magic and mystery and golden scaled fish. 
A place where winter can disappear, and you didn't have a clue that it could.


Murr Brewster said...

I can smell it.

Dave Lewis said...

What a gorgeous post! I feel warmer already...Thanks.

DUTA said...

Lovely place and plants. Thanks for the pictures. I like the one with the ststue in particular.

Kcalpesh said...

Beautiful photos :-) Very nicely shot!

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Ruth said...

What a wonderful place to visit in the winter. I haven't even heard of it even though I have lived in Toronto and visit there frequently. It is now on my list of places to go. I like your pictures, particularly the reflection shot.

Wolynski said...

I'd be spending all winter here if I had to deal with snow. Gorgeous photos and so colorful.