fun : orchids + snow
band : buena vista social club, of course
we broke out of our cabin fever this weekend and visited the new york botanical garden for the orchid show as hoped. the displays were inspired by cuba and and filled with the most interesting varieties of orchids in all colors and sizes. i love the oncidium or dancing lady orchid above as it looks like a petticoat.
the la giraldilla is an iconic statue of old havana and the gorgeous cypripedioideae or the lady's slipper orchids are really cool.
miltonia also known as a pansy orchid.
the palm trees and thousands of orchids lead to a replica of a sugar mill, together with another dancing lady orchid in deep red and yellow.
a lovely view, but it was getting crowded.
zoo-like with some photographers using super-fancy cameras (long lenses) and becomes a bit much when they linger and linger and linger over the shot. regardless of camera value, we all want to see and take a nice photo. after a while, we said adios and went outside to make a snow lady inspired by the tropics.
it was a beautiful day and i thank these two for stopping to give us an idea of the size of the trees. big!
the landscape covered in snow was perfect, but we've had enough snow. it's melting quickly in our neighborhood and we are ready to say hasta la vista nieve.
i really struggled with these photos because we went last year and i wanted something different (improved) regardless of the display. i felt stuck trying to edit them down, but i think i'm doing better showing fewer because last year i had a second post. i'm a literal person and it's hard not to show everything and in sequence, but if you want to see more orchids just say the word ;)!
ps i'm reorganizing our side bar, so there may be a random post or two filled with links. feel free to ignore them.