Monday, February 14, 2011

Orchids, orchids, orchids...

A couple of weeks ago I got to do something that I wanted to do last year, but wasn't able to. I attended The Triad Orchid Society Show. It was utterly amazing!!!

The first thing I noticed when I entered the door of the Greensboro Council of Garden Clubs building was the incredible scent filling the air. I don't think I've ever encountered anything like it.

In the foyer of the building, 3 different vendors had orchids for sale. Those, of course, were beautiful, but the treat within the main room was absolutely astounding.

{These are Darwin Orchids and this plant is about 20 years old.}

Ten different displays were set up, by individuals or clubs, to the theme of "A Walk in the Park" and there were literally thousands of blooms. They ranged in size from smaller than dimes to ones that were probably 4 and 5 inches across. And in every color imaginable.

The blooms were so varied in shape. It was astonishing. There was so much to take in. I could have spent hours and hours there, just looking and looking and looking.

As it was, I took many, many photographs. The ones you see on this post are only a tiny part of them. Please, please, please visit this gallery that I have set up for you to see more of these gorgeous flowers. (You can click on each image for a larger view.) The page will take a few seconds to load, but the beauty of these wonderful orchids is worth the wait! Enjoy!

Have a beautiful day!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful. Thanks for posting

Don Hornsby said...

Thanks for sharing your trip with us. I especially enjoyed viewing your photos of these beautiful flowers. There is much in God's magnificent creation to admire. I appreciate that you have taken the time to point us to these wonderful masterpieces from His skilled hands.

Andrea Coleman said...

Thanks for sharing! Wonderful - wish I could have been there!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm sure you had a marvelous time!! What an experience!

~ K ~

Verna said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Can alsmost smell the fragrance.