Cypripedium or Lady Slipper orchids are some of the most exotic and showiest of orchids. In my opinion, some of them look like they have little faces…or little aliens piloting their space ships.
Even though the conservatory has an annual orchid show, this orchid association had orchids that I had never seen before. That is always a good thing. Today I’m featuring a few of the pink and yellow varieties. I have no idea what kind they are other than one phalenopsis so, please, feel free to identify if you know. (I’m looking at you, John)
I went to our local conservatory because it was the last day of the dangerous plants show (more about them later) but no sooner than I rounded the corner from the ticket desk, I was hit with orchidpalooza! Some orchid growing club/association was having a show that weekend and not only were there orchids galore that were being judged but they also had loads of them for sale. I wanted to buy one but it appears my thumb may be a bit green for many things but not for orchids.
It was a bit difficult getting some shots as there were so many orchids packed into a smallish area surrounded by orchid owners, orchid lovers and orchid sellers. By the time I got there the judging had been done so many of the orchids had ribbons on them; I just shot what I could without bumping into anyone or any orchids.
I didn’t go in or venture further than this shot here but I love how in historic St. Charles, Missouri they have converted old (and some historical) buildings into modern shops and restaurants. When you enter these places you can see some of the original bits like exposed brick and wooden flooring and really narrow steps. Now where these bikes outside because someone had ridden them here or were they there for decorative purposes or something else? I have no idea!
This ornament is very special to me because it was sold to me by the most adorable little boy on the planet for his pre-school fundraiser. That little guy has since grown up and has his own little guy now who, like he was, is the most adorable little dude on the planet…not that I’m biased or anything ;)