I just finished reading the novel, Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert where botany is discussed at length, including many variety of orchids. I'm sure I would have enjoyed the orchids anyway, but the book whet my appetite for it.
Here's a small sample of what we enjoyed today....or I should say, Molly and I enjoyed, Barry enjoyed for longer than he would have chosen mostly due to the extreme heat, and George would not have used any form of the word 'joy' in any description of his garden trip...well, he did see a meter long monitor lizard which was kinda cool. At least everyone was a good sport about the long, slow-paced visit.
Someone else likes the flowers here. Look what I saw on the side of building while out for a quiet morning walk.