Sunday, February 01, 2009

Today’s Flowers

Today’s Flowers
Balboa Park

Yesterday we went to the Botanical Building in Balboa Park. There were a lot of Orchids and other plants blooming. The building itself is amazing and is considered one of the largest lath structures in the world. It wasn’t in full glory since it is still ‘winter’ here, if you could call it that.

This Orchid had a really nice color and one you don’t see too often. There were some really nice Cattelyas also. I really should have brought the 105mm lens since some of the flowers were set back from the walking areas. We visited several other gardens in the park. They were also just coming to life but there were plenty of flowers including the tallest Straw flower I have ever seen. They only get to be maybe 10 to 12 inches tall in Connecticut but the one in the park was over 3.5 feet tall. Maybe it was a different species than the one I am used too.

This is another shot from the park. It is easily in the top 5 parks I have visited.

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Denise said...

A lovely set of beautiful blooms. Great shots.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The park sounds like an ideal place to spend a day this time of year!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

What a simply beautiful place. I love the large pond and the structure of the buildings.
Lovely pictures.

Darla said...

Looks like a lovely place.

Reader Wil said...

Fantastic, beautiful and stunning!

Judy said...

Lovely orchids! I am learning something about them, with all the photos people post, and I think it helps me to appreciate orchids more!
Thanks for sharing!

Skies said...

You must have enjoyed the garden walk, seeing flowers along the way. I'd like to do that.

Zriz said...

the second photo is awesome!