Monday, December 10, 2007

Warming up

Besides the chiminea's at Botanica, there were also some gas fueled (I have no idea what they are called) warming posts. They have flames in the upper portion and the heat is deflected in a downward direction by the umbrella style topper. This is something I've not experienced before, and I was impressed with how much warmth they provide. And, if that wasn't enough to warm up the Botanica guests - there was also hot cocoa, and hot apple cider for $1. Whoever put this together - did a nice job in considering the welcome relief of warmth in the midst of a cold winter stroll through the illuminated gardens.

12 comments:

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I can feel the heat!

Jim said...

I like the tall heaters, they dont have the smoke smell with them. However, the chimineas are good for people to throw their butts in.

Annie said...

Someone told me today that when he was a boy his mother would bake potatoes in the morning before he had to walk to school. He'd have one in each pocket to keep his hands warm on the walk - and the bonus was he could eat them at lunch. But this heated canopy is probably even better for warmth on a cold day.

Wanda said...

Annie that is a lovely story. I love these tall warmers...they do work!!

Lynette said...

I've just had a great time browsing through all of your recent posts, Wendy. I like your theme day bridge and the railroad bridge photographs--both have quite an impact.

Moi said...

that's thoughtful of them ..and i can see it's appreciated!!!

NorthBayPhoto said...

Great shot. Glad to see everyone keeping warm.

Jayne said...

Hello!

It has been too long since I visited. Once again (I just said the same on Annie's blog) it is great to catch up and see all your picures.

Been busy here with winter viruses and Christmas shopping ( I hate shopping, I'm such a Scrooge hehe).

Nice to catch up again

Jayne :0)

isabella said...

For one of your subject's benefit -I hope they are not too hot to the touch;-)

Hyderabad Daily Photo said...

They are called patio heaters or outdoor heaters. That's very thoughtful of them.

Me said...

Isn't it nice to be able to enjoy such a beautiful place and have it all the nicer because they paid attention to the details, and made it really special.
Thanks,
Wayne

'Through-JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

Hi Wendy,
YES! They are all over on any outside (in the air) bars here in HOLLAND and in France too, its really hot, good enough to drink outside your coffee or chocolate or Bouillon, whatever you like to drink or eat, with you COAT ON, of course!!!