2/04/2010

Conserving Heat

When it's -15C and you're getting just a tad tired of winter,
then it's time to head to the tropics.
In Toronto, that means heading to the Allen Gardens Conservatory,
a downtown Victorian glass palace filled with summer.
The five crystal rooms of the conservatory are filled with tropical plants, cactus, succulents, and all manner of lovely, sweet smelling flowers.
I learned of this treasure through a blog that I follow
called Living on the Edge, http://caro-on-the-islands.blogspot.com/
Thanks Carolyn!

I've become a big fan!

Enjoy other worldy sights at http://skyley.blogspot.com/

18 comments:

Gwendolyn L said...

Great idea. Also great pics. I felt the warm just thinking about the tropics. Thanks for sharing.

jabblog said...

Just like taking a short break in the tropics - lovely!

John Freeman said...

Awesome find, enjoyable I'm sure ...

Photo Cache said...

Hahaha! I love the facade.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific post! Gorgeous captures and a great place to escape the cold for a little bit!! Have a great weekend and stay warm!

Sylvia

Good to be a Queen said...

I feel warmer already....Beautiful post....

Guy D said...

Tropics sounds like a great idea, wonderful pics.

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

John Freeman said...

Did you notice that the ladder thing on the roof is on a track and moves ... great idea.

VioletSky said...

Isn't this a gem? Were you just there? I wandered inside to get out of a snow squall last week!

Hilda said...

I just absolutely adore these glass conservatories! They're such wonderful structures! Aside from the beautiful plants inside, of course. :)

Happy Friday and happy weekend!

A human kind of human said...

This is such a beautiful building. If I had to live in your cold climate I would have spent many hours in here.

Wolynski said...

I guess a fancy greenhouse is called a conservatory. Nice to go somewhere warm - what a lovely place.

Bill S. said...

Isn't it nice to find summer in the winter. I notice the building shade has kept winter in the front of the building. Great post.

Mary said...

This looks like a wonderful place to spend a cold day. Toronto is a beautiful city. I love the fan shot :-)

Carolyn said...

Glad you had a nice time Susan, it really is a beautiful spot. Have a great weekend.
Smiles

Kelly said...

...you're totally reading my mind. I was hoping to get down to the Krohn Conservatory in Cincy this weekend, but the crazy snow will probably keep me at home. I'm ready for some hot, steamy air and the conservatory can deliver! I love the architecture.....it's beautiful.

Oz Girl said...

Marvelous idea to lift one's spirits in the dead of winter. The building itself is quite beautiful, so I can only imagine how much more glorious the inside must be with all those wondrous plants! ;)

Pearl Maple said...

Looks like a delightful place to spend a winter afternoon enjoying those little natural treasures all out of season.