Thursday, October 20, 2011

San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

Today was my day off and I decided to bike up to the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers-- it's one of my favorite places in The City. In art school I used to get scolded in critiques for taking pictures of flowers but I just can't help myself. Below is a sample of what came out of today's photo excursion.

My camera lens fogged up as soon as I entered but this image was pleasantly surprising.

Today was quite foggy so they had turned on many of the artificial lights 

The Special Exhibit

The current special exhibit, which comes down on Halloween, is called Wicked Plants and is based on Amy Stewart's book about poisonous plants with the same name. This is my favorite special exhibit so far (I've been to see it 3 times).

Water hyacinths (there were also turtles living in this fountain!)

While not really poisonous, carnivorous plants are my favorite

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the possibility for looking at those beatiful photoes. I visit SF and Conservatory of Flowers in september. Long way from Norway to there, but I was impressed by the colours and the shape flowers have.