This may be the shortest post I’ve done. I didn’t think there was as much to shoot as in past years. Lots and lots and lots of orchids. I missed the great spring flowering gardens of other years; the wild azaleas blooming midst pineland scenes (do you remember Judd’s pine barrens scenes complete with decaying shack?); the great swaths of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths; the beds of perky annuals; the streams and fountains and woodsy gardens. Oh, well.
Orchids or not I thought this setting was pretty.
The show entrance was awesome for its creativity and supposed evocation of Hawaii. The idea, I guess, was that you were under the sea, surrounded on three sides and above by the moving water and darting fish. Interesting, but it reminded me of that great Peggy Lee song, “Is that all there is?”
Because of the motion involved I tried to capture the effect with video.
Oh, fortunately, there were lots of the usual beautiful specimen plants including some daffodils, some of the few at this “spring” show.