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  •  You sure did Eddie! (7+ / 0-)
    captured the essence of the Enid

    I never knew that orchids were so beautiful! I thought they were some so, so white flower, worn on formal occasions.

    I could never figure out why they were so expensive.

    These photos make me want to have a greenhouse full of them.

    Thanks Eddie, these beautiful photos are so relaxing after this grueling week.

    I can see why you call this diary A Child's Garden of Orchids  Besides you're going there since childhood.

    The first impression I got when I saw the photos, was remembering how great it was as a child before I understood the horrors the world contains.

    I grew up in the country (S.New Jersey). All woods, trees, plants and ocean back in the nineteen fifties and sixties. I roamed the woods all the time.

    Unfortunately children nowadays don't have the privilege of even this short time of innocence.

    Flowers always remind me of when I was a child.

    Scrolling down this diary is like walking through a most beautiful garden.

    Brought To You By That Crazed Sociologist/Media Fanatic rebel ga Be The Change You Want To See In The World! Gandhi

    by rebel ga on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 10:23:50 PM PDT

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    •  Thank you rebel ga (2+ / 0-)
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      rebel ga, susakinovember

      There was a little something going on in my head as I named the diary. Of course the title credit goes to Robert Lewis Stephenson but as I walked through this fantasy of orchids I noticed a distinct lack of children.  My third favorite annual show at the NYBG, behind Kiku and the Orchids is the annual holiday train show. Parents take their children to that but for this glory of nature the children seem to be left at home.

      Now I wonder, which would be more fascinating to the children?  I know I would have loved to see it when I was young but in all of my visits I had few opportunities to observe the children of today.  I must say that I believe that I appreciate the natural beauty even more now that I understood the horrors the world contains. Perhaps the parents are right and I'm wrong. You can be too young for orchids but lucky for me, I never was.  

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