happy holidays!

My sister and I visited the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park last weekend to check out the Poinsettia display.

conservatory

We happened to go on the one day of sunshine we were allotted for the month of December.  OK, maybe that’s a little bit of an exaggeration but we have had some dreary grey days of late.

There weren’t very many people there, except for that one lady who simply would not get out of my shot!

conservatory poinsettias

But the poinsettias were beautiful, and I loved those succulent balls (that sounds really wrong, especially on Christmas, but what would you call them?) that are floating above the water.

conservatory water

Here’s wishing you and yours a festive day with family and friends.  And if you aren’t one who celebrates Christmas, here’s wishing you a relaxing day watching old movies and eating take out Chinese food 😉

happy holidays

(see, I’m telling you, that lady was in every. single. shot.)

Merry Christmas!

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6 thoughts on “happy holidays!

  1. Beautiful place to visit in a dreary month! Have a Merry Christmas and thanks for bringing such inspiration to me all year. Oh, succulent orbs might be a good substitute… Enjoy your day!

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  2. How beautiful and tranquil! Looks like it was a good day for avoiding the crowds. Bet you felt refreshed after visiting. Hope your holiday was wonderful!

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    1. It definitely was tranquil. We walked through the Japanese garden that day as well and now I definitely want to go back when there is a coating of snow because I bet it is beautiful then.

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    1. Well you should check it out Linda. We walked through the zoo while we were there as well, which is nice in winter since there are no crowds. I can imagine how difficult it is to get ‘people free’ pics at the Idea House. It’s such close quarters in there!

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