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Exotic orchids at the NY Botanical Gardens

 

Saturday (14 march) was a Spring-like day among the dreary winter weather days we’ve been suffering so Christine and I decided to see the orchid exhibit at the Botanical Gardens. We enjoyed a lunch in the crisp open-air, then entered the tropical atmosphere of the great Conservatory.

My  late friend , David, who grew orchids as a hobby, would have supplied us with the names of the blooms which are as exotic as the flowers themselves– I don’t have the memory for their names but I have always been intrigued by the clever tricks orchids have evolved in order attract pollinators. Here are pictures of some of them:

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Alfresco lunch in the Botanical Gardens

Alfresco lunch in the Botanical Gardens

Conservatory

Conservatory

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Snow outside, tropical plants in!

Snow outside, tropical climate in!

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Even young ones are fascinated . . . .

Even young ones are fascinated . . . .

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Just an exotic leaf!

Just an exotic leaf!

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Rain forest

Rain forest

Spiders? What would  they attract?

Spiders? What would they attract?

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A nice day out--Now to the subway for home!

A nice day out–Now to the subway for home!

 

 

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One Response

  1. Great share! I love Orchid shows especially exhibits. 😀

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