Pacific Orchid Expo 2012

The Pacific Orchid Expo, the largest orchid show in the USA, delighted thousands of visitors in San Francisco this past weekend. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, this year’s theme was “A Salute to the Golden Gate.” Dave and I enjoyed a sunny view of the world’s most famous bridge on the way to the show, and then a “mini” version of the bridge inside the show. Of course, it was all about the orchids from there.

Golden Gate Bridge, with Palace of Fine Arts in the foregroundFront display at Pacific Orchid Expo 2012Display at Pacific Orchid Expo 2012

With over 150,000 orchids under one roof, it was tough enough to figure out where to point our cameras. I’ll spend the next few days sifting through the embarrassment of orchid photo riches. To start, here’s a cheery Cattleya, a remarkable Antelope Dendrobium, and charming mini blue Cleisocentron. Check back again soon– there’s lots more to share!

Cattleya hybridAntelope Dendrobium hybridBlue flowers of a Cleisocentron species

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5 Comments on “Pacific Orchid Expo 2012”

  1. nancy Says:

    You guys are so lucky. I’m so jealous that you can check out the Golden Gate on your way to the show. Then you get to go to the show! It’s just not fair. C’est la vie, as they say. Really beautiful photos once again. I can’t wait to see more.

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  4. crystalwright Says:

    That blog has got nice pics. Thanks. I enjoyed them.

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