Saturday, September 25, 2010

Our tropical vacation - sort of

Dad took these pictures at the conservatory at Como Zoo and then joked that he will tell the kids years from now that we were on a tropical vacation.  This is as close as we will ever get to going anywhere tropical.

The amazing plants numbered in the hundreds if not thousands.  The ones we like the best were the ones with the gigantic leaves.


Dancer by the annatto tree.  This is was an exciting find.  Many foods that are orange, such as Cheez-Its, are colored with annatto which Dancer can have as it is only the synthetic food dyes that she is allergic too.  The use of the seeds from the annatto tree in the food industry really expands her food choices.

Spark and Mom

Spark by the Koi pond.

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