April 11, 2009 - Garfield Park Conservatory
In April, Meg dragged me into Chicago to the Garfield Park Conservatory. We haven't been there in a number of years, and she promised that I could take as many pictures as I liked. Naturally I resisted for a while, but the photo enticement was sufficient to insure that I'd eventually give in.

There's no organization to these photos other than purely chronological. You can see that the colors were absolutely magnificent. Flowering plants large and small kept me busy. I didn't bring the macro lens but the Canon 28-135mm has a macro function that allows some reasonably close shooting as you can see.

I'm actually somewhat intrigued by the succulents and have a few hearty ones at work. The conservatory has an entire room for arid climate flora, which always piques my interest.

Theres a door to an ouside patio from the "desert room", and the day was sunny but a little chilly, so we strolled outside for a few minutes before getting back into the tour.

The photos from our visit are on two separate pages to reduce the load time. Click on the photo at right to load the second page.