Sunday, April 6, 2008

Face to Face with an Orchid

The orchid show at The New York Botanical Garden in Bronx, New York is a mesmerizing splash of colors, patterns, and textures. During these bleak early spring days, it's a spectacular feast for the eyes. We traveled there in Friday's drizzle and were delighted to step into the contrasting lush kingdom of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Reviewing the photos this morning, the blooms still dazzle. I loved getting face to face with each variety, but the slipper orchids (Paphiopedilum) were my favorites. That's the one in the photo above. Unfortunately, today is the last day of the exhibit. If you live close enough, find a way to get there.

Click on the photo to enlarge and see amazing details!

4 comments:

Pam Hart said...

Cool close up!

Christine said...

Thanks!

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Christine, thanks for your visit. Yes, wasn't the show fabulous?? It is so great to talk to someone who actually went to it. It is going to take me 3 blog posts to show all the photos I took at that show. I thought, out of the last few years, this show was the best, it was just fabulous. Your photo is beautiful...I love all the Orchids! So nice to meet you.

Christine said...

Thank you, Ruth...yes, the flowers were extraordinary!