Just next to The Lincoln Park Zoo is the Conservatory.
It's like getting transformed to another place...another time.
Ancient ferns and tropical palms...it smelled like Hawaii...I was in heaven.
All the iron and glass...it just feels exotic.
Paradise under glass.
I love the big leaves.
The brilliant colors.
Isn't it simply beautiful?
Staghorn ferns are my absolute favorite.
I love them.
They were everywhere.
A paradise indeed.
How lucky am I, I thought.
This is in my backyard.
Laura and I sat there and decided we must come back.
To sit...breathe it all in...enjoy and stay awhile.