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Olbrich Botanical Garden’s Orchid Quest


2-5-17

Olbrich Gardens sign

Orchid Quest crowd at Olbrich

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orchid-quest program side 2

It may be winter outside but inside it’s spring at Olbrich Botanical Gardens.  The turnout was high at this popular event.  There even was musical accompaniment by the Collage saxophone Quartet. You can hire them to play at your venue!

Collage Saxaphone Quartet card

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The Conservatory was inviting with 80ºF temps inside.

Boltz Conservatory at Olbrich in winter

Olbrich Conservatory inside

Let’s go into the exhibition room, so beautiful!

Orchid Displays at Olbrich

Orchid Displays 2 at Olbrich

Large display, so many varieties!

Large oorchid display

Medium Orchid display at Olbrich

After enjoying these orchids, there was another room with vendors selling them too.

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Orchid Vendor Room at Olbrich

Not only orchids were for sale, also orchid themed mementos. Pictures by Charlotte Fung Miller, Chinese Brush Art.

Charlotte Fung Miller Art at Olbrich

Orchids by Hausermann

Orchids by Hausermann INC

Some of the many varieties for sale.

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We had a lot of fun at this event, think spring!

 

2016 Adventures – Happy New Year!


 

Happy New Year from Adventures in Travel!

With the new year upon us, we wish to thank you for following our blog and look forward to sharing some great trips next year. Our plans include more Milky Way pictures, also another trip to Michigan in September.   Maybe we will be lucky enough to see northern lights too!

I still have some topics from fall that I have not written about yet, so stay tuned for those coming up through January.

First though, we are going back to Woodstock, IL to enjoy another Groundhog Day celebration on Feb 2nd.

Please share our blog with your friends and family, we thank you in advance!

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1st Annual Henry Vilas Zoo Lights


11-26-16

Zoo Light poster

Many places in the Madison area are decorating their establishments with lights  for their patrons to see them at night.  It is a fundraiser idea that has been getting more popular over the years. The Henry Vilas Zoo jumped on the bandwagon this year with their first Zoo Lights event. We went on the first night while it was still warm outside.

Zoo Lights sign

This event was well attended for its first night, the weather helped too. Madison radio station Z104 was also there that night. Many animal lights too of course, very cute!  Mallard ducks at Vilas Zoo lights

See all the displays in our video!

 

 The Vilas staff and volunteers did an awesome job in their inaugural year of this great new event.  We look forward to seeing what they will do next year!