In November 2015, I worked with Travel Tacoma to promote tourism to the area, and this is my first blog post about that trip. Where to start? Well, as no visit to that area of Washington is complete without a quick stop at least at the W. W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory in Wright Park, let's start there.
The conservatory is housed in a charming greenhouse that's over 100 years old. The first thing that grabs your attention is the dodecagonal main dome, but step inside the building and you find yourself wonderfully overwhelmed by many hundreds of plants, most flowering. Among the plants are cacti, ferns, palms, and orchids.
But on this visit, the featured flowers, which were everywhere in the main hall, were exhibition mums, which are chrysanthemums trained to have a single flower. Breathtakingly fun.
These photos have not been edited in any way, and I shot with a Canon 6D using an 85mm 1.2 lens.