While we were in Cheyenne over the weekend that insane storm came through. The temperatures plummeted and on Saturday morning we awoke to a cold and beautiful landscape. The temperatures hovered just below 0F. The trees looked as though they had been frosted with icing, gorgeous. Eric was there for a work event so he was busy for much of the day giving and attending lectures. I was left with the task of entertaining the ladies.
We noticed that there was something going on at the capitol building. There were huge mountains of snow that had been shaped into slides, forts, snow people. Unfortunately it was just a bit too cold for such little girls. So I decided that we would laugh in the face of the extended winter and visit the greenhouse at the botanic gardens, or atomic gardens as Cordelia calls them. I will pause while you squeal at the adorableness of that....
We drove over to the greenhouse and it was just gorgeous outside. There was a bubbling stream at which twenty or so robins had congregated. Their red breasts against the soft white snow was breathtaking. Unfortunately I couldn't get a photo so I will let you use your imagination.
We entered the building and had the place to ourselves. The heat and humidity were a wonderful change from the cold and dry winter air. There were plants and a small pond and green growing things aplenty.
Cordelia was quite nervous in the cactus section, requesting that I keep a tight hold on her sister. I am certain my parents are laughing as they read this; I was exactly the same about my brothers when I was young.
A great way to spend the coldest of days.