Bob and I did not make plans to go anywhere for spring break this year, opting to go to Hilton Head Island for a wedding in May. So winter has been long for us and we felt like we needed a little breath of spring yesterday. So we crossed the river and made our way over to Como Park in St. Paul (http://www.comozooconservatory.org/) . At the Marjorie Mcneely Conservatory the spring flower show is currently running and it is simply beautiful. Since it was the weekend it was a bit crowded, but so worth the visit. The conservatory is just a burst of color with beautiful flowers, from the usual spring tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and lilies. The other rooms are filled with ferns, palm trees of all sorts and kinds and exotic flowers including orchids. I can heartily recommend a trip to the conservatory if you need a little spring and with the forecast for more snow this week, I say head on over and feel the warmth!
Carmela Tursi Hobbins