December 26, 2009: A visit to the Rockefeller Greenhouse and the Cleveland Botanical Garden after Christmas is kind of a tradition for Chuck and me. The Greenhouse just smells rich and verdant - a little bit of a break from the sometimes gloomy weather. And there are twenty kinds of poinsettias and amaryllis, not to mention an abundance of orchids, cacti, and other tropical plants.

The Botanical Garden features a tropical bird and butterfly garden as well as a bit of Madagascar desert - and more amaryllis. Lots to photograph and lots of time to spend with Chuck.

Classic Christmas Cardstock; Watercolor Neutrals; Spotdots No. 17; Letterbox Christmas overlay; Basic twill plain: all Katie Pertiet, Designer Digitals.