Since I'm not traveling anywhere tropical anytime soon, I was happy to have a moment to visit the BK Botanical Gardens while I was in Prospect Heights the other day. I've been to the gardens through out the seasons but never in the winter. May I say how strange it was to see little flowers popping out of the ground in February. Hello global warming, while I will never complain about the mild winter we have been having. I am a tad bit worried that we will have some freak snow storm and it will mess up the beautiful blooming process that we get here on the East Coast. I also noticed some blossoms about to bud down the street. It's pretty odd and I wanted to whisper to them "Hey guys, just a little longer I promise". I personally cant wait for the bright boom of colors, for longer days and to be honest I am damn sick of root vegetables and I want Spring produce. Photos from above were taken in the Tropical atrium, it was a nice hot humid break. I've always been in love with plants, so beautiful they are.