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Orchid Mania

Monday, February 22, 2016

cleveland, botanical garden, orchid

Last week my pal Anthony invited me to visit the Cleveland Botanical Garden with him. Now through March 6th they're having Orchid Mania. Thousands of orchids in every shape, size, scent, and color are on display throughout the building and in the Glasshouse. There are over 150 different varieties! There's even one that smells like chocolate. Seriously! It's amazing!

I've been to the botanical garden a couple times before but prefer Rockefeller Park Greenhouse. I guess price comes into play; Rockefeller Park Greenhouse is free, where CBG costs $16 per person.  I understand it obviously costs a lot of money to maintain, and that employees deserve to be paid but in my opinion, it's kind of steep. This was the first time I went and felt like I really, really got my money's worth. The orchids were SO incredibly beautiful. We spent forever in there photographing all the plants. I have an insane amount of orchid photos that I'm super pumped about so it was hard to pick my favorites to share in this post. Orchid Mania is a photographer's dream.

cleveland, botanical garden, orchid
cleveland, botanical garden
Some creep (Anthony) spying on me from behind plants.

We happened to go on one of the snowiest days we've had in Cleveland so far this winter so the greenhouse was an awesome little retreat. It was also an excellent reminder that I should pay more attention to the temporary exhibits all of the museums have. I guess as a local it's easy to think "yep, blah blah museum, I've been there before..." but I'm probably missing a lot by not keeping up to date on this stuff. On our way up to the botanical garden we saw a sign that the Cleveland Museum of Natural History would be having an exhibit titled "The Power of Poison". Yep, definitely going to be hitting that up when it opens!


Hope you're having a lovely start to your week!
xoxo

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  1. "yep, blah blah museum, I've been there before..."

    The dismissive and rude way you write about a city that you claim to OMG LOVE, it's embarrassing.

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    1. What? It has nothing to do with the city I live in. Perhaps you're misinterpreting the sentence. "Blah blah" as in whatever the museum is called since I'm talking about all of the different ones. I don't think it's out of the ordinary at all for people to feel like "oh, I've been to that place, I don't need to go back."

      The only thing embarrassing or rude here is how quick you are to be nasty to a complete stranger on the internet.

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  2. Ah! That last photo of the chameleon is so awesome. I love those lil dudes.

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    1. Isn't he adorable?! His caretaker was so proud of him too, it was adorable. His name is Ernie.

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    2. AHH! That is such a cute and fitting name :3

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    1. Isn't he such a cutie?! They're such interesting creatures.

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  4. Orchids are one of my favorite flowers! These are super pretty photos :) And I love the chameleon guy!

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  5. How beautiful!!! I just love orchids! They are so beautiful! =)

    Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

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  6. Oh my goodness- these are such beautiful photos! I need to go to our botanical gardens here to take photos. I haven't been in such a long time (never to take photos, either).

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    1. Well then it sounds like you definitely need to go! :)

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  7. I went to "The Power of Poison" exhibit in New York a few years ago and it was amazing! We spent a good two hours wandering through and reading every piece; you'll love it!

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  8. Duhhhh. Amazing. Orchids are so unique. I would love to smell the chocolate one! Which leads me to wonder how they make a flower smell chocolate. Science.

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  9. I totally understand the feeling of not wanting to revisit a museum again. It's that attitude that made me miss the poison exhibit in NYC! I hope it's good. My sister love it.

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  10. How pretty!!

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  11. Orchids are such beautiful plants, but a total mystery to me as far as taking care of them. I've NEVER gotten one to reflower, ever! Wah. Looking forward to seeing photos from the poison exhibit!

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    1. DUDE. SAME. I think that's why I appreciated these so much.

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