Its diversity of plants turned out to be a fantastic contrast to the grey outside, and above all, their warmth couldn't compare to any hospital/hotel room :) And just as one might think there isn't much going on in a green house in winter, there happened to be plenty of cactuses in full bloom...
... A wonderful display of amaryllis, too, as well as cammelias and even tropical fruits.
And despite outside circumstances, the big jungle still was a lovely place to sit down and stop bothering about things that just aren't worth it.
But above all, winter is the season of orchids and other tiny flowers that brighten a place with their wonderful colours. They may not be as many as during the warm months of the year, but that doesn't necessarily mean they aren't just as - or even more - welcome to the eye and soul.
Colours in the outside pond, too. And I've always thought they'd move the fish to somewhere warmer during winter.
~ to be continued ~