Walking through the Conservatory of Flowers you feel like some old school explorer. Around every corner is some new, eye-poppingly fantastic plant. It's such a beautiful place and the plants are so exotic and interesting. It was a treat to discover such lovely things.
One of my favorites was the pitcher plants. The shape is so outrageously cool and the combination of beauty and viciousness (they're carnivorous!) is fascinating.
I love these snuggling fuzzy pods.
They had a special exhibit about edible plants with tons of tropical fruits and trees to examine. Many we knew; vanilla bean, mango, durian (which Clay is holding above; it's almost as big as Sam!), papaya. But many we didn't know and the descriptions made me wish we had them here in the states too!