Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Decked Out At The Domes


Over the weekend, I visited the Mitchell Park Domes where they have a very cute exhibit, "Let It Snow", going on until January 6.  I've posted about the Domes many times, but if you are unfamiliar with Milwaukee's indoor botanical garden, I have a photo of it below.
 

The garden is made up of three climate-controlled biospheres, the Arid Dome, the Rainforest Dome, and the Show Dome.  The Show Dome has rotating seasonal displays that correspond with featured plants and flowers.  This month's display involved a gigantic Christmas tree and plaster snowpeople, each with their own distinct personality, intermingled with red, pink and even yellow poinsettias.

Below are some of my favorite snowpeople.


This snow-woman was my favorite of the group.  I especially love her red scarf and bracelet.


This funny-looking snowman reminded me of Frosty.


I thought this snowman looked very classic with his wreath and wool hat.


I found this snow-couple adorable.

 
I couldn't tell if this snowman was afraid of the dog or the one to be feared. 
 


Personally, I don't think the dog looks quite so scary.


 The last snowman, to me, was quite mesmerizing amongst the white flowers, looking up at the Christmas tree.


From what I could tell, the artist who designed the snowpeople created the Don Quixote sculptures from this past October's display.  You can see them here.


This is also my "D" post for Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday.  Click the link to see more!

26 comments:

  1. I like how the botanical garden seems friendly to all ages! :))

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    1. It is very family-friendly. One of the best places in Milwaukee for kids.

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  2. I agree the snow WOMAN is adorable...how many of these do you see? Now, go take care of yourself with that wine and pizza this weekend☺
    Laurie

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    1. Thanks! I think there were a total of 8 snowpeople.

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  3. There must be a lot of snow there, all these snowman and woman.

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    1. Not yet, Riet. Still hoping for a white Christmas!

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  4. Poinsettias are so pretty. I saw blue ones at the store the other day! Blue! Hadn't seen that before.
    Great photos..love all the snowmen :)

    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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    1. Thanks, Lanaya! I've never seen blue ones either, but they would be pretty at the Domes.

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  5. Great photos! I love these snowpeople, and the snowman looking up at the tree is magical.

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  6. Fantastic photos of snow people ~ lovely post for D ~ ( A Creative Harbor) aka artmusedog and Carol ^_^

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  7. I would really enjoy walking through the
    gardens..
    Good post
    Sandy

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  8. How delightful! I just love those snow people.

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  9. I hadn't heard of the domes -- and they are so close to Chicago! Darling Ds for this week.

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    1. Thanks NN! You should definitely check them out if you're ever in Milwaukee (along with the many brewery tours) :)

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  10. These are great! My husband and I are in Chicago, so the next time we take a day trip to Milwaukee, we'll have to visit the Domes.

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    1. Thanks, Bee! You definitely should check it out the next time you come up here.

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  11. Looks delightful! And how great to get to take the walk inside... let it snow...

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  12. These snow people are delightful. My favorite is the one looking at the tree? I wonder what material these are made of? It might be something to try here in the desert next year!

    Thanks for a deliciously happy link to the letter "D".

    A+

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  13. Aws! What a very nice post!

    Sending you warm hugs from sunny Thailand and I hope it won't melt the snow people :)

    Scudds xx

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