The central room of the conservatory always gets a special diorama, whether a throwback Pittsburgh railroad scene or a haunted pirate scene. If you look closely, you can see the pirate captain making his get away while a sea monster engulfs his ship! This is why we continue coming back season after season.
The theme of the exhibition was a good one for Valentine's Day: both orchids and bonsai take a lot of patience to nurture, just like relationships: a little water, a little trimming, the right amount of sun. I'd like to think that over time, DH and I have grown together, molding ourselves into better versions of us as individuals, and coming together as a couple to make something more beautiful. But never static. We have to keep working on "us," whether it's silly little texts during a long day apart, running errands together as an excuse to spend a little more time together, or setting up dates like this to look forward to and to reflect on afterward. (Sometimes even months later, as I went through old photos!)