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Monday, July 26, 2010

Krohn Conservatory Fern House - Part 2 of 3

Good morning,

Today is Part 2 of 3 of images of the Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati.  Today My Honey, four of our grandchildren, and I have moved from the Palm House to the Fern House. 
Where we found a chocolate tree!  I wonder if I could grow one of these in my back garden.  ;)  Sure, right next to my money tree, right?
More beautiful blossoms are in this section of the Conservatory.  The humidity is quite high which causes camera lenses to fog.
There is also a pond with beautiful fish here.  You can barely see the pond to the right in the image above.  The next time I'm there, I'll have to try again to get images of the beautiful large gold fish.
We walked through the Fern House, then outside to go around the building to get to the next exhibit area.  The area of the Conservatory where special exhibits are displayed was closed today after the Butterfly Show that had closed just about the time My Honey and I came home to Cincinnati this time.  I have taken many images of the Butterfly Show in prior years and have published those images here.
 We went outside to walk around the building and Katie had to run out to the street to capture an image of the flower clock on the hill on the other side.  The time on the clock is not correct, but perhaps time doesn't matter when you are enjoying all the plants and flowers.  That clock has been there for as long as I can remember visiting the Conservatory in the 1950s.
The grounds outside the Conservatory are as beautiful as what you'll find inside.
I didn't readjust my camera after taking close up shots inside, but I am using this image anyway because it is the only one I have of the giant wind chimes.  I asked Katie to stand near them so I could show the size perspective.  The chimes produce lovely low tones.
In front of the building are a collection of flowers that grow well in our area.  The aroma of these roses was just delicious.
Moving around the building...
...we found flowers blooming in many of our gardens at this time of the year.
And, beside the walkway near the back parking lot is the petrified redwood log...
...from Arizona.
And for our last image today here is our Alex standing in the same spot as I stood at the same age when my father took my picture here.

Tomorrow will be the last part of this three part series.  I'll feature the gorgeous Orchid Display and the Desert House.  I hope you'll stop in tomorrow to see those final images of our trip to the Krohn Conservatory.

Very best,



Montanagirl said...

That is such a beautiful place. You have very nice photos for your memory book!

Anonymous said...

Oh! I enjoyed the Fern House! So green and pretty. Loved the colorful daisys! A chocolate tree!! Something all families should have. Wouldn't that be nice! Go out and pluck off a nice Hersey bar or some M & M's!! Enjoyed my tour!!...waiting for tomorrow's!! ...debbie

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Nice visiting with you and the family, Lois.

Elaine said...

The Fern House is beautiful! I checked out the link to the Butterfly House and it looks wonderful too. We went through one at the Seattle Center several years ago and it was a lovely experience. The photo of Alex with the petrified log is my favorite shot! You should post the photo of you in the same spot.

Lois Evensen said...

Good morning,

Yes, Hershey Bars and M&M's sure would be fun to have on a tree! I'm a chocoholic and love am proud of it!

Elaine, when I get home I will dig through some pictures I have that my father took.

The kids are getting a kick out of seeing themselves here on the blog. Their cousins in another city are loving it, too.

Thanks, everyone, for stopping by and your very kind comments.

Very best,