Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Franklin Park Botanical Garden: Set 8

More Orchids!  (except for the last 3 photos-I just liked these plants/flowers that were mixed in with the orchids.)


Monday, January 30, 2012

Antrim Winter Walk

Yeah, back to Antrim!  I was in Columbus and after lunch and a quick trip to Target; I decided to take a short walk.  Not that I needed to or really probably should have (am having some serious knee and heel pain after my last 2 hikes!) But, I just really wanted to get outside, walk for a bit to stretch out the pained areas and take some photos.  So, Antrim it was!  And boy was it worth it.  I did stretch out some of the pain (yes, I made some a little worse) and I got some lovely photos.  I only did one loop, which is 1.2 miles in about 35 minutes.  Slow, but with the leg/heel issues and stopping to take pictures; that isn't too bad.

Enjoy the photos!

Franklin Park Botanical Garden: Set 7

Some of you know this, others do not.  Orchids are my FAVORITE flower.  Of all time.  I love hydrangeas.  Love them.  But orchids have been my favorite for many years.  I love orchids.  They are just a bit expensive, difficult to care for and well exotic.  So, I usually just enjoy them from afar.  I will say though that some day, if I ever get married, orchids will play a role in my wedding.  Big time.  I LOVE/ADORE/WORSHIP/LOVE orchids. 

So, when I saw that the special display at the Botanical Garden was the orchid garden, I was thrilled.  Beyond thrilled.  I saved it for last the day of my trip and I've saved these last several posts of all orchids for last because they are the most special to me.  I really, sincerely hope you like these photos.  I love them.  Enjoy the first 13!  (I am being very exclusive with these.  I have a lot of orchid pictures, but very few will actually make it to the blog.)