Sunday, February 7, 2010

Avatar and Krohn

Last week we went to see the imaginary other-world beauty of Avatar 3D and afterward went to the Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati to see the real-world beauty growing there.
I love that first step inside the conservatory from the parking lot, especially on a grey winter day: the wet, earthy smell, the warmth, the humidity, and all the beautiful greenness! My camera lens steamed up as soon as we stepped inside.

Maya, perched and hissing like the Na'vi girl in Avatar.

An unexpected connection back to the movie. The 2nd paragraph of the sign says, "Beginning in AD 1492, Native American populations were reduced by warfare, disease, and starvation as invaders from overseas displaced the Indians from their ancestral lands."

In case you can't read that flag, that is Mount "Jason Voorhees" that my young horror movie fan made.

Playing in the jungle

Pretending to fly through the jungle on a butterfly (again inspired by the movie)

Reading about the chocolate tree & the "food of the gods" and thinking about plans for the next movie we want to see about some other gods: Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.

Breathing in that little bit of paradise one more time before heading back outside to the cold air and the concrete jungle.

1 comment:

windingcirclelifeschool said...

Avatar is one of the best movies!My two oldest just loved it and we all came away with a sense of awe for the nature around us:)Looks like your guys have had a great time acting out parts of the moive in the gardens:)