Archive for August, 2014

Johannesburg Proud to Host Orchid Olympics

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

South Africa will host the 21st World Orchid Conference (WOC21) next month. Also known as the Orchid Olympics, WOC21 runs from September 10th – 14th in Johannesburg’s Sandton Conference Centre. The event is held every three years, with the last one in Singapore in 2011. It’s one of the biggest flower shows in the world, […]

Hiking in Pacifica

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

As Dave and I explore our new hometown, we’ve been enchanted by this beautiful area. We recently took a short hike on Devil’s Slide Trail. Until recently, this was part of California Route 1, also known as the Pacific Coast Highway. Nicknamed Devil’s Slide, this stretch endured decades of landslides, road closures, and drivers occasionally […]

A Kaleidoscope of Orchids in Singapore

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Singapore is in full bloom for the Singapore Garden Festival, and, of course, orchids are a big part of the show. The event opens today and runs until August 24th. The 33 foot (10 m) tall wall of orchids in this video is only one of the amazing displays. In the second video, an enormous […]

More Photos From Orchids in the Park

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Enjoy more photos from San Francisco’s recent Orchids in the Park. With so many incredible flowers packed into a small space, it can be tough to know which way to point the camera. Luckily, every direction brings great shots. These different orchids have diverse colors, shapes, and sizes. They also have a range of temperature, […]

Orchids in the Park 2014

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

It’s San Francisco’s smaller orchid show, but Orchids in the Park always manages to impress. This past weekend was no exception. Here are the first of Dave’s photos from this year’s event. This show and sale always exhibits so much more than the usual supermarket orchids. Phal and Dendrobium hybrids are great, but they are […]