It’s a gloomy New Year’s Day here at home, so I figured I’d post some color. These are all blooms from Orchid Mania Nursery in southern Florida — Myakka City, to be exact. I recently flew down to southern Florida to spend some time with my Mom and her beau over the Christmas holiday, but had to abort the trip way too early due to sickness (Cindy had stayed home with a severe case of the flu and I thought I was in the early stages of the same plague). However, while I was down there visiting, we did manage to visit this mecca for orchid lovers and it was truly a sight to see — some 15,000 plants — many in bloom and many unknown to me. Truly stunning to see and the fragrances from the various varieties were heavenly!