It is always fun to visit a new botanic garden. There were lots of caveats about this not being the best time to visit tho Denver Botanic Garden as the spring flowers are not in full bloom, it is a small garden as these things go, etc. I still wanted to check it out. I also wanted to play with my new lens. Diane and I were thinking we would just spend a morning there. NOT!! It was mid afternoon before we managed to extricate ourselves from the many photo opportunities to head for a cool glass of wine. Enjoy.
Before we even got to the entrance I could see the Chihuly glass on display. This piece is left over from the Chihuly exhibit that was there some time ago. One thing I noticed right away was the abundance of water in many areas of the Denver Botanic Garden compared to the Desert Botanical Gardens. It should not have been a surprise, yet I was amazed at the difference it made in photographic opportunities with reflections!
By now we have had a small lunch while sitting outdoors and enjoying the weather, had sat on some benches to rest. I could have been ready to leave. Then Diane tells me that the best may be yet to come! The orchid house, the tropical room . . . yikes! OK, let's go (slowly)!
I think this is where we moved from the cool wet of the orchid room to the HOT wet of the tropics room. We took a stairwell and this metal sculpture was hanging from the ceiling and attached to an opposite wall. What fun!
Here is the story. I was trying (not succeeding) at capturing a Blue Dart frog. Very poisonous and very, very photogenic. But, it required shooting through moisture covered glass in a dark corner. I was ready to get out of the heat. Diane was upstairs taking her sweet time! I called her. She was thrilled with these flowers and suggested I come on up and see. WOW!! So we spent another 30 minutes getting shots from every angle. Funny how you forget the heat if the subject is interesting.
I would love to go back in a month and see the Garden in full spring bloom. When we finally left we headed into Cherry Creek for lunch. Great day. Glad you joined us. And a special thanks to Diane who went with me.