Photo a Day Challenge

Como Park

Downward

Downward

The Como Conservatory is flanked by the Como Zoo.  We snapped this photo as we looked downward while leaving . . . because we could only get a partial photo of a sleeping male lion for our previous NEW Zoo series.


Exotic

Wet

A touch of the exotic in the color of this fish.


Wet

Wet

We almost got our shoes wet to get a closer view.


Rock

Rock

Rocks and rock bridges comprise a large part of the exterior Japanese garden.

 


Tree

Tree

A  bonsai tree.


Foil

Foil

Bonsai trees rooted in a thousand year Japanese tradition present a striking foil to the large contemporary white and glass conservatory exterior.


Fence

Fence

Both exterior fence and conservatory exterior are of simple uncluttered contemporary design.

 


Straight Lines

Straight Lines

Straight vertical lines  of an exterior fence provide a foreground for angled and arced lines of the conservatory’s exterior.


Smooth

Smooth

Gardens extend to the exterior grounds of the conservatory.  The flat pads emphasize the smooth surface of an exterior pond.


Image

Seeds

Seeds


Texture

Texture

The bark of an exotic tropical tree.


Plant

Plant

Another conservatory wing features tropical plants.


Image

Red

Red


Image

Leaves

Leaves


Glow

Glow

 

Sunlight streaming through glass panels created a translucent glow on delicate petals.

 


Monday

Monday

We visited the Como Conservatory in St. Paul, MN.