Thursday, January 13, 2011

field trip needed

Winter has already been here too long, and it's only mid-January.  It started too early, and even though we did not get one drop of snow in March last year, I can't imagine we can pull that off two years in a row.

With no sunny vacations in site, it's time to take a field trip for my mental health.

We have a wonderful little gem in St. Paul, known as the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park,  that is calling me.

A couple of years ago I ventured there on a drab February day, and spent the day taking pictures and soaking in the humidity.  Let's take a peek, shall we?

You can almost smell those lilies, can't you? 

The conservatory has many different areas, there is the bright sunken garden, that is changed seasonally, with the calm sound of water flowing through the fountain.

The palm room is full of green and humidity.  So soothing.  My skin just drinks it in.  I nearly stole an orange, but that would have been wrong.

I was there for a few hours, and I tried to clear my head of anything that didn't involve relaxing thoughts.  I spent my time capturing beautiful images, and soaking up the scents.

I felt so good when I left.  So why haven't I been there yet this year?  Maybe I am saving it for when I am at my wit's end, or perhaps I will go to celebrate finishing my ACES tax package.

Or maybe I will just head over there tomorrow morning!


  1. Thanks so much for the flower pics. I love the smell of lillies. :o)

  2. A beautiful sight for my weary eyes!


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