A special exhibit currently at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens is titled Orchid Mania. Today my friend Marti and I went to see the orchids. Visiting the Botanical Gardens is always a treat. Today was no exception. The displays were amazing. I took a lot of pictures and chose four for today’s post. As you may have noticed, I am not a “flower photographer.” Nor am I a gardener or an orchid aficionado, but orchids are gorgeous, and today’s trail walk was a wonderful opportunity to stretch my photography skills again. The four pictures I chose for this post include two orchids, one tree, and one exotic bird unlike any I would see on my usual trails.
The baobab tree was huge! Much too large to capture with my 35mm lens, so you’re only seeing part of it. Orchids, vines, butterflies, and birds were at home on its gigantic trunk, limbs, and branches.
And now the orchids. Only two for today, but I will post more tomorrow when I have more time. Naturally I don’t know their names. Anyone knowledgeable about orchids is welcome to leave that information in the comment section at the end of the post.
Time to stop for tonight. Flower person or not, I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Botanical Garden today, and I’m looking forward to a return visit in the spring. Today was a beautiful day with blue skies and puffy clouds, but it wasn’t spring yet. The thermometer barely made it above the freezing mark, but I’m not complaining. It isn’t snowing!
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Orchids, orchids, I adore them! Your orchids look like queens, Your Majesty!
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The orchids are clearly regal in appearance. Thank you for pointing that out.
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I love orchids and have quite a few growing around my big oak tree. Sounds like a fantastic way to spend the day.
I had a great time looking at all the orchids. How wonderful that you have them on your property.
These photos are gorgeous. I enjoyed the narrative also. Thanks.
Thank you, Oneta. I appreciate your comments on both the photos and the writing. Both are important to me.
What a great day for you and lovely pictures Skip!
It was a great experience. I’m really glad you enjoyed the pictures of Orchid Mania. I’ve just posted some more.