No roaring here…

…just the gentle sound of flowing waters.

Courtyard Fountain

A few unique shots…

…of some beauties from last Thursday’s visit to the Lincoln Park Conservatory:

Hanging Lobster Claw  Copyright 2012  http://www.anotherthousandwords.wordpress.com

This is known in the botanical world as Heliconia rostrata.

Variegated Oak Leaf Basket Fern  Copyright 2012  http://www.anotherthousandwords.wordpress.com

Known by botanists a Drynaria quercifolia ‘pinto’

The Urn Plant  Copyright 2012  http://www.anotherthousandwords.wordpress.com

Otherwise known as a popular Bromeliad, Neorolegia flandria.