An anti-dote to Friday’s 8 inches of snow was a trip to the New York Botanical Gardens to see the Orchid Show. We arrived just as the Garden was coming to life with visitors and were happily surprised to find ourselves alone for just a few exquisite moments when we opened the doors to a tropical paradise of heavenly scented orchids!
Apologies for the substandard photography but I have found that my DSL does not like the super humid conditions inside the Conservatory – nor do my glasses for that matter. I used my small Cool Pix Nikon which is usually very good at reading a picture, but had a little trouble averaging the super bright light through the glass ceiling with the deep and dark pools of reflective water!
If you are mostly familiar with the moth orchid that you find easily even in the grocery store now, you will be enchanted with the great variety of orchids – this is a huge genus and endlessly fascinating. There is even an orchid that appears as a pansy!
From inside the scented corridor of orchid delight we could see the lily pools. If you are a regular to this blog, you know how enchanted I was by Monet’s garden and the water lilies last season. (Still my header) We had to walk outside to see what is left in the pools. It was interesting to see the architecture below water and what is involved with growing these underwater beauties!
When we returned inside the Conservatory, people were beginning to fill the show but I enjoyed watching the wonder of the visitors and the many camera buffs who had their huge cameras clicking away and didn’t seem to be bothered by the humidity.