Volunteer Park Conservatory

Although I no longer have a desire to live in Seattle because it has gotten too big and too expensive , I still consider it “home. Occasionally, like last Sunday, I’m reminded why I still love it.

After delivering grandkids to their parents in Seattle, we decided we needed to visit Volunteer Park, a place we probably haven’t seen for four or five years, even though we enjoyed visiting the Conservatory every time we’ve been there before.

It didn’t take long to remember how spectacular the flowers are there.

This one almost seemed too glossy to be real,

while this one seemed too weird to be real.

Sometimes it was hard to decide if some were simply too beautiful to believe, or too weird to believe like this one

and this one.

We both liked this Passion flower much more in the conservatory than in our front garden, though we learned quickly why it belongs in a protected environment.

Passion flower

4 thoughts on “Volunteer Park Conservatory”

  1. Why does the Passion flower belong in a protected environment? Great flowers, BTW!

    1. It probably doesn’t in Florida, but ours froze out here in the Pacific Northwest quite awhile ago.

      1. Ah! Makes sense. Thought it might be an invasive species or something. Though it’d be a pretty one.

    2. I think you’ve forgotten, Loren, that I pulled that vine out because it was so invasive. It spread everywhere, just like Christianity, which it is named after! And, looking in Wikipedia, it grows in many different climates – even the Andes – depending on the variety. Love Wikipedia!

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