Sunday, February 20, 2011

Mayan Orchid Show

This was my favorite orchid at the Mayan Orchid Show at the Botanical Gardens. You can't really tell on the picture but it actually sparkled. Not with dew or mist, it was the petals themselves that had a tiny shimmer to them.

I had wondered how they would incorporate the Mayan aspect with orchids. I know the Mayans lived in a tropical climate but I couldn't quite envision Mayan orchids. It was just beautiful. They mixed in statuary and moss sculptures like this one. I liked this Mossy Mayan maiden dressed up in her floral and feathery finery. (alliteration much?) She was kneeling by a pool of water and surrounded with gorgeous orchids.


I thought it was quite clever of me to shoot peeking through this foliage.
But the best part was the time with my friends. It is wonderful to be with the Yas, who are completely accepting and love me for who I am. The lovely, tranquil setting and ideal weather along with ice cream (thanks JS for the idea and MB for treating) made it a perfect day with my girls.

This is not the best picture of the day compositionally and it does not show all the Yas but I LOVE this photo because it shows the spirit of the day. Just us girls, relaxed, laughing and enjoying the gardens, the weather and eachother. I love you, Girls!


  1. Such a beautiful orchid... it's moments like this the are a sign that Greyson is visiting and with you always :) xoxo

  2. I love you too Paige!
    Thanks for going and making today a blast!
    Thanks for the talk while we were sitting on the bench together too. Thank you so much for caring when you've got so many issues of your own to worry about.
    You're a wonderful friend and I'm so happy to have you in my life.
    Your pics are gorgeous too!

  3. Great pics and post! You're right, that last one capture the day.
    I'm so happy we got to spend some time together. I throughly enjoyed our stroll in the gardens. I can't articulate how lucky I feel to have a friend like you.

  4. Gorgeous pictures Paige! The pink and purple colors you captured are so beautiful. I'm really glad you have such devoted friends in your life. I can tell that you're a wonderful friend, too.

  5. What a sweet post! I had a blast today and am SUPER DUPER thankful for all of you. xoxo!

  6. I love hear about your Yas, you all sound like a great bunch.

  7. I can see the pixie dust on the first orchid--gorgeous!!!!
    I'm glad you got to spend some quality (and beautiful time) with your Yas.

  8. Glad you had a good time with your Yas!