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Snapshots: 2017 Orchid Show

I took 700 photographs of the show this year. I whittled it down to these.

Like my maternal grandmother, I'm a big fan of orchids. No particular reason.

Similar to my love of trains, it has just always been. And so, year after year after year, I photograph these flowers, governed by some mad compulsion that lives deep within me.

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Snapshot: 2015 Orchid Show

It's time for the annual Orchid Show at NYBG.

I got a little close and personal.

Viewer discretion is advised.

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Snapshot: Japanese Gardens

Again this year, on display were various Chrysanthemums grown in very peculiar ways that differ greatly from Western practices.

Leave it to the Japanese to be this meticulous.

Thanks to NYBG for hosting.

Snapshots: The Rose Show

A rose by any any other name ...

Snapshots: 2014 Orchid Show


My grandmother loved orchids.

Every year I go to NYBG to see their annual orchid show.

Maybe it’s in my blood.
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Snapshots: Boothbay Gardens

Costal Maine Botanical Gardens is a beautiful place located in Costal Maine.

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Snapshots: Japanese Gardens

NYBG hosted a really amazing Japanese Garden exhibit this October. Mostly on display were various Chrysanthemums grown in very peculiar ways that differ greatly from Western practices.

I also snapped some various water lilies.

Snapshots: Summer 2013


Snapshots: Flowers at Ringling

The Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota is a beautiful site filled with an amazing collection of art acquired by John and Mable Ringling. Also, there’s a lot of circus history and memorabilia.

There also happens to be a garden. Armed with my macro lens, I took the following pics. A good flower is a true thing of beauty. Intricate and infinite in line and color.

I guess I feel about flowers the way birders feel about birds.

Does that make me a … flower-er? God help me …