Prior to Christmas I visited Phipps Conservatory and the National Aviary in Pittsburgh with my Assistant (husband) and daughter. I had such a wonderful time visiting both places, and my Assistant noticed. For Christmas he purchased me memberships to both the Aviary and Phipps Conservatory, so I can visit all year for free. To celebrate I have created albums for both Phipps Conservatory and the National Aviary. During my two visits I was able to capture these lovely photographs.
The holiday lights at Phipps were just beautiful. I am looking forward to spending a lot of time in their orchid room. They are my favorite. Click the heading to visit my entire Phipps Conservatory album.
Phipps Winter Garden 5
Gingerbread House 1
Cherubs and Grapes
Cactus Room at Night
My daughter loves birds. I would say for most of her life every time we visit a pet store to get food for the cats or dogs she always wonders off, and we her with the birds. After much consideration and long talks about the very very long commitment we got a pet African Grey named Athena. I affectionately call her "Burb". This new interest in birds lead us to the National Aviary. I can't go on enough about how awesome the visit is. They even have a number of animal encounters that range from a few dollars to feed an Aracari to more expensive visits to feed penguins, paint with parrots, and visits sloths or armadillos. I am looking forward to my frequent visits as a member.