Ugh, I’m so bad at updating my personal blog. Awesome at blogging in my book blog (always on top of my posts) but awful on updating this.
Yesterday I went to the Bloedel Floral Conservatory with my boyfriend. We’ve been wanting to go for a while, but it’s Vancouver — always raining on the weekend. In retrospect, the weather didn’t really matter because the conservatory is indoors, but you know, it’s nice to have sunshine shine through the dome, rather than gloomy clouds.
As you can probably tell by the name of the conservatory, it’s mostly a conservatory for plants, although we did see lots and lots of birds.
There were a lot of parrots in the conservatory, all of whom have their wings clipped so they can’t go flying around. I had the pleasure of watching many of them poop (…) Too bad my camera died before I could snap a picture of this African gray parrot (I think that’s what it’s called); the gray parrot was my favourite. I was having an intense staring contest with him, and then he started making these sounds that sounded exactly like a bubble being popped, or like a drop of water falling into a bucket. I was leaning in really, really close to its face because this one was situated on a low tree branch very close to the pathway, trying to make it make more of those sounds (yeah, I was taunting the poor thing). I think the fact that it might fly into my face and claw me or poop on me or something crossed my mind once.
There were tons and tons of flowers and trees in the conservatory from all around the world, all growing in this one enclosed space. Many of them were breathtakingly gorgeous, but my favourite is this ugly little plant. Is it sad that when I first saw it, my immediate thought was that it looked like the Pokemon, Weepinbell?? Except upside down, of course. You know, I think all I need to do is draw some eyes on it and flip it around …
I also found a bunch of these strange things sitting on some rocks. I’m not sure if they are seeds, or fruits of some sort, but I did end up drawing some eyes on this photo, haha. They look cute!