Eagle Talk at The National Aviary

Every day at 11:30 The National Aviary has an Eagle Talk. Today’s bird was a rescued bald eagle that fell out of its nest as a baby and has been nursed to a healthy adult at the aviary.

The National Aviary is the largest bird zoo in America and a true Pittsburgh treasure. Fun to visit in the winter when it is cold outside and you can stroll through tropical wetlands.

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Bald Eagle

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The Phipps Orchid Show #4

Nothing is better when its freezing outside than visiting The Phipps Conservatory Orchid Show. The orchid room is full of blooming orchids and so warm and moist you won’t want to leave.

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Orchid #4

The Phipps Orchid Show #3

Nothing is better when its freezing outside than visiting The Phipps Conservatory Orchid Show. The orchid room is full of blooming orchids and so warm and moist you won’t want to leave.

The color of this one is just amazing.

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Orchid #3

The Phipps Orchid Show #2

Nothing is better when its freezing outside than visiting The Phipps Conservatory Orchid Show. The orchid room is full of blooming orchids and so warm and moist you won’t want to leave.

This one is hard to photograph because it is so white it can be difficult to capture the detail in the white leaves. I needed to adjust the highlights and white in photoshop but I think the result is stunning.

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Orchid #2

The Phipps Orchid Show #1

Nothing is better when its freezing outside than visiting The Phipps Conservatory Orchid Show. The orchid room is full of blooming orchids and so warm and moist you won’t want to leave.

This one is hard to photograph because it is so white it can be difficult to capture the detail in the white leaves. I needed to adjust the highlights and white in photoshop but I think the result is stunning.

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Orchid Number One

Phipps Conservatory Roof Reflections

One of the most wonderful things about the Phipps Conservatory is the construction of the many roofs. The entry is special and beautiful but the real art is in the computer control of the windows, fans and louvers. This allows them to create different habitats for different exhibits in every season.

The reflection of the roof in the pond is a reminder of how the roof and passive solar environment allow this room to be used in all seasons. Even winter.

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Roof Reflections

Behold The Bilateral Symmetry

When our daughter was around 8 years old my wife took her to The Phipps Conservatory with her grandmother. When they got to this room my daughter proclaimed, “…behold the bilateral symmetry.” It is impossible for me not to think of that each time I visit.

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Behold The Bilateral Symmetry