Friday, November 25, 2011

nature documentaries

I remember watching tons of nature documentaries growing up, especially ones narrated by David Attenborough.  Can I just say that I like Earth narrated by David Attenborough better than Sigourney Weaver?   I stumbled this youtube clip this morning and I can't help but laugh. 

Who knew seals were so friendly.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Volunteer Park

volunteer park

Seattle was lucky to have some sunshine this past Saturday and I went out for a quick (and brisk walk) at Volunteer Park.  I don't remember there being this many leaves hanging around this time last year but this has been a fairly mild fall.  Designed by the same Olmsted brothers who are famous for New York's Central Park, Volunteer Park is also the home of the Asian Art Museum.  It doesn't take long to walk through the park and so it's nice to go when the conservatory is open.  There are 3 separate rooms in there, a very steamy rainforest with lots of orchids and ferns, a cactus room and the special room of the month was the chrysanthemums.  I have never seen flowers this big before, they were the size of volleyballs!  The best part about the conservatory is that it's free and each season the special exhibit changes.