I knew there would be orchids. There are always orchids there in the winter, and I wasn't disappointed. I especially liked this living wall found the minute you walk in the door. These upside down containers were also really interesting.
But finding butterflies was a lovely surprise. The Blooms and Butterflies display usually starts in March, after the orchids are gone. For some reason, I found both on display at once. Wonderful!
Anyone who has read my blog before knows that I'm fascinated by butterflies. There's just something about their fluttering flight that relaxes me. It just plain makes me happy to see them. I walked into the room, spotted them flying around, and immediately began to smile.
I did also visit the desert garden, and I found these mallards out in the courtyard. It was all lovely.