Definitely a respite from the cold, snow, rain, ice and gloom is the orchid show at the Franklin Park Conservatory here in Columbus, Ohio. A visit here lifts ones winter spirits until you put your layers back on and head out to your car in the parking lot; it is winter after all here.
While visiting here it is a wonderful stroll through some amazing beauty that comes in so many shapes, colors and fragrances. Everyone loves the orchids that smell like chocolate for some reason. I wonder why? And yes! That was a wee bit of sarcasm.
This vibrant beauty is an oncostele orchid – Firecat ‘Kingsnake’ an interesting name don’t you think?