fun : orchids + snow

Orchid Show
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.

Orchid Show

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.

Evergreens

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 ;)!

xo, cindy

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19 comments:

aimee said...

i am so taken with the people between the trees! not only do they help me wrap my mind around how big those trees are, the splashes of color finish off the photo perfectly. glad you got out of the house to capture these botanical beauties. i think spring is on the way!

cindy said...

yes, i also appreciated their colored jackets, since everyone seems to wear black, including me.

Jamie said...

I'm loving those orchid shots - I'm so tired of snow I needed that splash of color.

darling savage said...

pretty pictures!

Line said...

ooh how I wish I was there too, wonderful shots, can't wait for spring!!!!

Joyce said...

Cindy I love the slipper lilly. The colors are so striking and deep. Oh the trees remind me of Paul Bunyan. You did a fab job of capturing the beauty.
Sure my friend show some more lillies.
It must be time for spring cleaning. I'm trying to figure out how to do some things and tweaking of my blog too. xo...

Candi said...

I know what you mean about sequence! I'm the same way. They're all gorgeous!!!

Thanks for the sweet comment, I appreciate your support over the last few years :)

Megan Walker said...

The orchid show looked so lovely and exotic - I'm glad you got out to see it! I bet it was so fun to see in the middle of winter too! Loved your tropical snowman too :) And I'm still loving that ginormous pine! xoxo

Julia said...

*sighs* these are beautiful! And the outdoor photos have such a wonderful wintry feel to them--you could almost appreciated all the mounds of white stuff!

Krissy said...

oh wow! gorgeous shots!

jane said...

they are absolutely beautiful. i was actually waiting for their sweet smells...:)

Shari Lidji said...

the lady's slipper is stunning. i also love the deep red/yellow orchids. lovely post as always cindy. texas has been feeling like spring the last couple of days. i hope yours isn't too far behind.

Rachel Follett said...

What a great little escape. Beautiful images!

Bri said...

Oh buena vista is my favorite. And those orchids are just gorgeous! I love how delicate they are.

Elizabeth said...

All the photographers that go to the Bouquets to Art in San Francisco annoy me too...they take forever and act all important with all their camera equipment. You got some good ones though!:)

Levinson and Axelrod said...

Wow, I've never seen pics of the NY Botanical Garden before. It sure is beautiful!

L'Atelier said...

gasp! what beautiful photos!

Elie's Papel said...

those images are beautiful... hope you're having a nice weekend!

Fifi Flowers said...

WOW! Is it that time of year again... orchids... has it been a year since we did our giveaway? WOW... time flies!
GORGEOUS photos again!