The Orchid Show

Here are some of the pictures I took at The Orchid Show at the New York Botannical Garden.

I don’t know the names of any of these orchids. I was too busy snapping pictures to read the little name cards they had in the garden. This one was farly large, about the size of my hand.

This variety was more like the size of my palm.

These flowers were also as tall as my palm.

Of all the flowers in the garden, this variety had me closest to remebering its name. It was something to do with the word “claw”, which may or may not have been in english. These flowers grew in hanging bunches like banans, but each one was only as big as my thumb.

I thought this made a good picture, too.

I put a quarter in this shot for reference, but I couldn’t quite reach up to the top of this giant fern fiddlehead. I assure you, however, that the frond opening in the picture was the size of a large grapefruit. My inner geek says “the power of recursion”.

I’m clueless as to what these are. They look like plastic beads.

These are some desert succulent flowers…

…like these…

…and these.

This is the most interestingly shaped orchid I saw.

And this is just one of the better-focused shots I was able to take. They didn’t allow tripods or monopods in the garden, so a lot of my pictures have a tiny bit of ghosting.

What a beautiful garden.