Let it Glow at Phipps Conservatory

 

 

This evening Steve and  I went to the Holiday Dinner and the lights display Let it Glow at the Phipps Conservatory in Schenley Park. The food was good and there were flickering candles in glass lanterns lighting the curvy paths throughout the Conservatory. The winter lights in the darkness were festive and fun to see.

 

 

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Unidentified Colorful Berries on a Vine

Saturday afternoon.

These colorful (but unidentifed) berries on a vine caught my eye! Highland Park, Pittsburgh.

The colors looked unreal.

*update 8:45 AM Sunday  

Blog Reader L has sent Plant ID  “The plant is ampelopsis.”

*update 9:04 from blog reader L

“Porcelain-berry (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata) was originally brought to the United States around the 1870’s as a landscape plant. Porcelain-berry is now recognized as an invasive plant, which can quickly overwhelm and displace native plants.Sep 7, 2006”

thanks for the info L

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Fairy Gardens at Franklin Park Conservatory

IMG_6598IMG_6599IMG_6606IMG_6607IMG_6608IMG_6609IMG_6610IMG_6612IMG_6616IMG_6618Fairy Gardens at Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus OH.

Miniature gardens on display when I visited with Laura and Charlie and the Columbus Baby Wearing mothers and their kids.

Clintonville Blossoms and Bubbles

Strolling with Charles (1) around the neighborhood. 

Hot summer sun. The colors so rich and alive.

I appreciate the gardeners’ efforts. 

Back at the house on the front porch he said “bubble” and pointed to the chair.Underneath was a red plastic bear with bubble stuff. You had to squeeze the Bear’s stomach and it took awhile for me to get the hang of it. 



Trapped in the Bride’s Garden at the Conservatory

The sisters-in-law take a photo class and Saturday morning was the field trip to Franklin Park Conservatory. They invited me to go along.  They went out to the Bride’s Garden and the doors locked behind them.  I was photographing the Fairy Gardens and the model railroad  and they were looking for me.  Laura called me on the cell and I went and opened the door. I saw this view as I approached the doors.

I was focusing on photographing the two of them instead of the butterflies and the flowers and this added to my series.

 

 

 

Everyone shoots this one- Chihuly’s Glass.

 

Sisters-in-law shoot the fountain.  They have to create a slideshow with ten images to show to the class.

 

Bubbles from the fountain.

 

 

View from the Gift Shop windows.