Saturday, February 9, 2013

- Hot and Humid

Is what I wish the weather was like.  Today was a "warm" day - topping out at a windy 37.  Don't get excited.  We are staring down the barrel of 4-8 inches of snow tonight.  It's grey.  And I feel grey because it feels like it's been grey for so long now.

Which is why I booked a trip to Puerto Rico.  But I don't leave until March 6, so until then...I have to improvise.  I wouldn't even know how to do that without my new friend Danielle, who surprised a few of us a month ago with a Friday Fieldtrip.  We loaded up into her car with hot chocolates and drove off to an unknown location - the Como Conservatory.

I remember how the Conservatory was always my favorite room in Clue.  I didn't know why I was drawn to it, but now I do.  Everytime I think I have another favorite color, I realize that I don't love any of them as much as green.  It's a color that above all for me, represents life.  Lush, rich, healthy plant life, that is growing and thriving.
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Koi pond.
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Palms.
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Leaves.
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Ferns.
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Beautiful orchids.
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Sunken flower pond.
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Mist on the water.  Light streaming in.

The Conservatory was a magical place that left me feeling warmed to my core, alive, and rejuvenated.  I can't wait to go back.

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