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Friday, March 8, 2013

Stopping by the Conservatory

Typical of the beauty in the Conservatory

Volunteer Park Conservatory, Seattle, Washington

Stopped by the Conservatory on Thursday, March 7, 2013, on an afternoon with plenty of sunshine to light up the green house.



Several photos below show one of the interior rooms and some examples of the wonderful flowers on display.










Reflection ...

Sorry about this, but hope it qualifies for Weekend Reflections.  Yes, that is John's Island's Proprietor trying to take a self portrait using one of the "mirror spheres" in the Conservatory.



Sky Watch

The picture below was taken this morning (Friday, March 8th) at Green Lake just after dawn. Typical for the kind of weather we are currently experiencing in Seattle, we had morning fog in places which will probably burn off to clear skies later in the day.

Check out more skies at Skywatch Friday


Thanks to all my followers for stopping by and hello to new visitors. Your kind comments are always welcome. I have found many interesting blogs thanks to the comments left here!  A good weekend to all!

20 comments:

  1. Such serenity and beautiful soft light in the down image!

    Conservatories are a really good place to hang out when winter seems to go on forever.

    Happy Sky Watch and blue skies,
    Merisi

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  2. My kind of place! Self-portrait among flowers?..it tells you must be a poet! :o)

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  3. Beautiful and serene it is! Wonderful reflections and skies and such gorgeous flowers!! Terrific post for all the memes!! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

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  4. A reflecting ball should always quality. Always loved them since I saw my first in my Aunt's garden.

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  5. Beautiful shot from Green Lake. I grew up around Green Lake so I has always been one of my favorite places. So crowded now but 50+ years ago it was heaven. MB

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  6. beautiful blooms. cute selfie, but that last photo is just flat-out gorgeous!!! serenity!

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  7. Oh I want to see some flowers popping up!! Hopefully in the next few weeks.
    Beautiful skywatch shot!!

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  8. The gazing ball is amazing in all that vegetation ! Nice pictures of flower... I have orchids just like that at home : "sabot de Venus" and phalaenopsis...

    And your skywatch picture is so pretty... I like the shape and the colors of those clouds : their reflection on the water is gorgeous.

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  9. Beautiful pictures. That conservatory looks like a photographers dream come true,especially in winter.

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  10. Love these kinds of conservatories! As well as the beautiful sky!

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  11. I love orchids, John, and I especially love blue skies! We had a gorgeous day yesterday and today looks to be more of the same! Yes! :-)

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  12. I love that purple and white flower, wonder if they will grow i Texas. Good flower for a TCU alumnus.

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  13. Excellent captures. Love the colors of the flowers...

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  14. Looks like the perfect way to spend a dreary winter's day.

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  15. Hi John like the flowers nicely done

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  16. Conservatories are such lovely places to visit. Stunning flowers so beautifully captured! Orchids are such elegant plants. Excellent color and detail. I gasped when viewing the last photograph. You certainly captured the tranquility of the breathtaking scene. A most glorious post, John!

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  17. Love that last shot of the clouds reflecting off the lake. Beautiful and peaceful.

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