I don't have the energy to properly journal anything but I did upload photographs from yesterday: Phipps Conservatory. Blogger fought me during uploads. I'll try to upload the missing pictures later.
Phipps Conservatory (complex in background) as seen from the VAMC parking garage
Bonsai in flower
Closeup of flower
This was donated from a private collection. It is one of the oldest on exhibit in this room.
Orchids are tucked into every nook...
... magnificent on display.
Very tastefully aranged
I found these glowing along the trail
These kept modern art company beside a tiny koi pond
Whimsy meats stately
The butterfly room is a winding tropical path
This would be a perfect place to sit and read a book
Red puffs (this one was plucked by gravity and discarded on a bench)
Yellow pollen with vibrant red comet tails
"Laughing" bird of paradise
Roly poly strikes a pose
Phipps has art tucked throughout their exhibit rooms.
This beautiful statue bids visitors farewell at the end of their tour
The conservatory against a winter sky
We were behind a railroad vehicle on our way to the Ft Pitt Tunnel. This Chevy lowers small wheels that are directly behind the rear wheels (and directly in front of the front ones) and are designed to run on the railroad tracks. You can see the rear ones under the back bumper.
Nutmeg was very pleased when we came home and fed her.