Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Greenhouse In The Snow

I was out for a wander on a sunny day (finally) and passed by Spadina House which is a historic manor adjacent to Casa Loma and which is now owned by the city and is operated as a museum. The lovely old greenhouse looked particularly inviting as it glowed in the sunshine so I headed into the gardens for a pic. The greenhouse was built in 1913 as a place to winter over the outdoor plants from the house and also to start new seedlings, both of which uses continue today.  

23 comments:

Sharon said...

I used see greenhouses like this back in Illinois when I was growing up. There were big commercial ones that were kind of plain but then there were the private ones that were beautiful like this one.

LONDONLULU said...

I love the curvature of lines, it's an elegant greenhouse! And a warming sight amid all that snow.

Andy said...

With these greenhouses one can escape winter into a small piece of a tropical climate.

Stefan Jansson said...

A beautiful little greenhouse it is.

Karen said...

It's a very elegant design.

llandudnopictures said...

Pretty as a picture, it really suits being surrounded by crisp white snow!

Birdman said...

This is all about 'thinking positive'.

TexWisGirl said...

it is beautiful. almost moroccan.

Lowell said...

That's a gorgeous picture, Pat! Love the untrodden snow, the lines of the greenhouse and that blue, blue sky!

Halcyon said...

Perfect snow shot! I miss Toronto, even if it's colder there. :)

Taken For Granted said...

What a beautiful greenhouse. This is just the time of year when it should be put to use starting seeds for the coming spring and summer. Lovely photo.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a very lovely architectural design the greenhouse has Pat.. and then I saw the 'built in 1913' and that explained everything.

hamilton said...

This is a particularly fine looking greenhouse.

EG CameraGirl said...

I like the shape of this greenhouse. It's very attractive.

cieldequimper said...

With the snow it looks like a scene from a fairytale!

Deb said...

I thought we were still in your back garden for a moment Pat! Elegant glasshouse.

Kay L. Davies said...

Yes, it certainly is elegant, and your photo does it justice, Pat. Good work!
K

William Kendall said...

It is a lovely looking greenhouse.

Jack said...

Nice greenhouse. It looks quite similar to one of the greenhouses in Elizabeth Park, which you see often in my summer posts.

Randy said...

Somebody loves plants.

Laura. M said...

It is beautiful, Pat!
Good Wednesdays.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It looks so charming in the snow -- it has been way too long since we've visited a greenhouse (unless you count the whole state of Florida in the springtime ;>)!

Is this one open for the public to tour?

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Would LOVE to have a greenhouse like that in our back yard! Very attractive!

~Lindy