Sunday, January 21, 2007

During the NFC championship, we pretty much had Olbrich Gardens to ourselves

While Da Bears were nailing down their Super Bowl berth this afternoon, we escaped to a sparsely attended Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Inside the Bolz Conservatory, we not only enjoyed the botanicals and the moist, oxygen rich air, but the "Living Glass" installation of glass sculpture by Grant Zukowski. Glass fish mingled with real koi in the ponds, and glass flowers hung magically from the trees.

Outside, the garden was both absolutely deserted and totally inviting.

The gold of the Thai Pavilion glowed through the snow-covered trees and the gardens blanketed in white.

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