This is a bit of a sad story..these pictures are from the #Conservatory at the #Assiniboinepark
It will be closing beginning of April. In the middle of winter it is the greatest haven for me. Yes they are making a bigger and more modern space. Ahh..progress..double edged knife if you ask me.(you didnt but you dont have to read on) so I asked a volunteer if they might be offering cuttings to the public. She made a phone call and let us know that they are thinking about it. If they decide to then it will be made public and will be shown on the website https://www.assiniboinepark.ca/park-landing/home/plan-your-visit/hours
I will be following the website closely.
If you have never been..I encourage you to go..its truely my summertime in wintertime. Touch a tree..close your eyes and sit for a spell on one of the benches. Checkout the amazing vines attached to the brick. Bamboo..plantain. ferns and fish amd turtles. As I write this I have tears in my eyes. I fear that the new and improved will be costly and expensive to visit. This is free and uplifting. I could write all the words to express my true feelings about the living breathing green naturalness of this space..but you really need to see and experience it for yourself. #conservatory#assiniboinepark#winnipeg#manitoba#nature#green#natural#environmental#spiritual#calming#soothing#peaceful#plants#tropical#native#variety#keepitnatural#breathitin#doit
I think of what wild animals are in our imaginations. And how they are disappearing — not just from the wild, but from people’s everyday lives, replaced by images of themselves in print and on screen. The rarer they get, the fewer meanings animals can have. Eventually rarity is all they are made of. The condor is an icon of extinction. There’s little else to it now but being the last of its kind. And in this lies the diminution of the world. How can you love something, how can you fight to protect it, if all it means is loss?” ― Helen Macdonald, H is for Hawk