Friday, February 09, 2007

Owen's Day Off

Middle school got today off, so Owen and I got to have fun without The Little Emperor in tow. We went on our never-ending quest for a Wii, striking out at 5 stores, which was completely predictable. Had a nice lunch and then off to Olbrich Gardens to see the glass art in the conservatory.

As we entered the hot steamy conservatory, I realized that I was going to have a fog problem with my camera, and I did. Eventually, the camera warmed up enough for me to get some pictures, but I had to keep wiping the lens and the viewfinder.

Here's Owen standing under a yellow light.

He'll be 12 on Valentine's Day and he's turning into such a nice, reasonable young man, except where his little brother is concerned.

A pitcher plant, looking oh so inviting...


Some of the glass fish...



Two of the resident birds



And of course, some of the tropical plants...




All in all, a nice mother-son outing.

8 comments:

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

A handsome young feller if ever I saw one.

Terby said...

I love Olbrich in the winter. Sounds like you and Owen had a great time.

Bezzie said...

Gah, it's pathetic when I recognize that stuff growing native around here. I like the way the fog on the lense made that pitcher plant turn out though.

YarnThrower said...

I still have to get over to Olbrich to see the art glass..... What a great place to go on a cold day like today!

Madisonienne said...

Have you tried the video game store on State Street? I can't think of the name right now... I know trekking down State doesn't sound like the most fun when it's so cold outside, but a friend found one there right after Christmas, so maybe you could get lucky, too.

MollyBeees said...

What a nice looking guy! Your pics came out way better than mine! I can't do close ups with my camera!

Zonda said...

Awesome pictures!! Good luck on your Wii search! It's nice to have a day with each separately.

Marji said...

your photos are so incredible. What a lovely day with your son.