As I mentioned in my last post, I was in d.c. last weekend with my friend Meghan. It was a sunny but very windy day, so we took shelter at the botanical gardens. And I took full advantage of the opportunity to take photos of all the amazing flowers, which included several dozen kinds of orchids. Big ones. Little ones. Purple with white spots. White with purple spots. Ones that looked like dancing fairies, and ones that looked like evil monsters. It was quite the collection. Mind you, there are some 20,000 types of orchids, but I think I would run out of space in my memory card if they were all at the botanical gardens in d.c.
(U.S. Botanical Gardens, DC, photographed February 2011)