Since the garden is dead this time of the year and with the forecast of snow flurries predicted for today I will be digging into my picture files. There will not doubt be a lot of that during the winter months.
With Christmas drawing near I will be sharing some pictures taken at Franklin Park Conservatory last year in December.
The conservatory is always dressed up for Christmas with poinsettias everywhere. If the tree looks familiar it is one of the shots in my blog header collage. The Poinsettia tree is always a feature at the conservatory every year.
There are always the orange trees ripe with fruit this time of the year also.
Or maybe an occasional upside down tree gracing a hallway.
As a way to express hope in the forthcoming season, 16th century Germans hung evergreen trees top down from the ceiling and decorated them with so many edible ornaments they were often called “Sugar Trees”.
Lighting trees with candles became customary in 18th century France.
All add to a festive atmosphere at the conservatory this month.