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Paradise Under Glass in St. Paul

Paradise Under Glass in St. Paul

It’s good to get away and enjoy some humidity and sunshine. Luckily I only have to cross the Mighty Mississippi and venture to the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park in St. Paul.

Portrait of Play Days by Harriet W. Frishmuth

Portrait of Play Days by Harriet W. Frishmuth

This is the statue Play Days by Harriet W. Frishmuth in the sunken garden at the Como Conservatory.

Penny is Surfing

Penny is Surfing

Penny Surfing on the edge of the statue Crest of the Wave at the Como Conservatory.

Crest of the Wave by Harriet W. Frishmuth

Crest of the Wave by Harriet W. Frishmuth

This statue is in the very center of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory Palm Dome. Harriet W. Frishmuth created Crest of the Wave in 1925, it was modeled on a woman names Desha, a popular concert dancer at the time. Years ago, I photographed the feet of this statue.

Como Conservatory North Garden Pond

Como Conservatory North Garden Pond

The pond in the North Garden is one of the most peaceful places in the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park. I think the statue is of Francis of Assisi, but I’m not sure. If you know, please comment.

The Como Conservatory North Garden

The Como Conservatory North Garden

The North Garden at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory is a “living grocery, pharmacy and building supply store.” It has papaya, pomegranate, fig, mahogany and chocolate as well as a really nice little pond with statues and is stocked with poi.

Orchid at the Como Conservatory

Orchid at the Como Conservatory

I really enjoy the Como Conservatory in the winter, it’s strangely pleasant to be uncomfortably warm, surrounded by high humidity.