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Sunday, March 2, 2014

On a Cold Winter Day

Two lovely 80 degree days lead up to a day of wind and sleet whipping out of the North.  Ugh.

What to do?  Go to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and take photos. 

(yeah, it's about 28 degrees at this moment. I know, I have lost my mind...)

  Beautiful.  Most of these blooms will be gone tomorrow.  

The reason for my madness.  Fort Worth Orchid Society Sale! (I know nothing about orchids.  I have 2 that I rescued from the sun at a big box store last year that are still alive and growing - not blooming, just growing. I believe this is a good sign...)

(tell me, look closely.  do you see a little warrior face with a sword across his back?)

(another little face with some large lower fangs?... it could be the cold has frozen my brain cells.)

Live in Fort Worth and want to know more about growing orchids?  FW Orchid Society meets the 1st Monday at 7 pm in the Garden Center Building (not the Garden Club building).  Tomorrow's program (3/3/14) will be Growing Orchids 101.  Count me in!

AND down the hall to the conservatory is "Butterflies in the Garden" now through April 6th.

Yellow-edged Giant Owl

Blue Morpho  (in a ginormous Chenille tree)

Painted Kite

I recommend a brighter if not sunnier day.  There was no flitting or basking to be done today.  However, we did get to see some awesome butterflies up close.

Hope you had a colorful winter day wherever you are!


  1. It's a frosty 9° here this morning with wind chills of -2° I am past even tolerating winter this year :( We got ice again Sat. and Sun. and my car won't navigate the hills in our subdivision....which is out of salt for the winter and can't find anymore to purchase. The bright spot is the sun is out today and tomorrow it's supposed to get up to 40° so it's a short stay for the ice. So here I am at home another enforced play day :)

  2. I always think it's a cruel twist when Mother Nature gives 80 degree days followed by extreme cold. Not nice. I enjoyed my trip with you to see the orchids...yes, I can see the faces in those flowers, too!