ORCHID SHOW 2020 at the Missouri Botanical Gardens

February 17, 2020

From now to March 22, 2020 is the annual Orchid Show at the Missouri Botanical Gardens.  I popped in for about an hour to see the many varieties of orchids set in a peaceful  tropical setting.  It was a wonderful break  from the  cold outside.  Besides the gorgeous and sometimes humorous looking orchids, the floral aroma, alone,  was heavenly and well worth the $5.00 admission. This year’s  theme is “Mayan-inspired” and also  features  moss-covered mannequins  wearing lavish botanical headdresses.

Here were my favorites shots ….

I love this little face!

Are these camo-orchids????

These conjured up images of delicate dancing faeries….

Bird of the day –  the Bird of Paradise, of course.

I love the intricate ruffled lip and….

the dazzling colors.   How rich we are that God gave us  beautiful blooms.

 

“Try your very best to live in the present moment where your heart beats are.”

by, Bernard Basset, We Neurotics: A Handbook for the Half-Mad, 1962

 

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IRIS TIME AT the GARDENS, 2016

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June 26, 2016

a·sy·lum  :

an institution offering shelter and support to people who are mentally ill.

The  plants at the  Missouri Botanical Gardens come  close enough to an asylum if you just move a couple of letters and take time to……..

enjoy some of  nature’s spring  beauties……

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Chihuly  glass sculpture and roses….

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A few of the iris that bloomed this past May..

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These were my Mom’s favorite colors in an iris

and she never fails to pop into my mind when I see them….

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If you look close, this is a double bloom….

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I have no idea what these are but I loved the whimsical look of them …

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Peonies also bloomed in May..

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A pack of pansies…

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Always love the sheep……

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BEAUTIFUL SPRINGTIME 2015 at MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDENS

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Hurry! Hurry! Get to the Missouri Botanical Gardens !

April 15, 2015

Spring is in full bloom at Mo Bot and  it is beautiful !!!    But the spring blooms won’t last for long so hurry and go soak up  the colorful, tranquil,  picture-postcard views and wonderful fragrances  all over the gardens.   Here is just a small sampling…..

Remember, a double click on the photo will enlarge it.

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Some people are just overwhelmed with the beauty….

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I love wild  looking trees.

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Lesson of the daffodil – even if you are

out-numbered, hold your head high.

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