Monday, January 4

US Horticultural Building Photos: Part Two

We all really enjoyed our time at the US Horticultural Building, but we were all tired from all the hustle and bustle of the big city. Traffic was horrendous and there was wall to wall people everywhere. No wonder we country bumpkins were feeling a bit exhausted.
The boys were quite enthralled with all of the exhibits.

Can you tell this Grandma was tired. LOL I think I was sleeping when this photo was taken.

This is in the room known as the jungle. The entire area was lush and green with blooms here and there.

We all loved the orchids. These were quite large and entirely white except for the center, which was pink.

Then we ventured into the dessert. This was quite a learning experience for everyone. These are aloe plants and they were huge.

Cacti galore graced this room. There were cactus that I'd never even heard of.

This one was also huge. I can't remember the name of it now.

Water was flowing from this neat oasis.

The boys examining plants in the jungle.

More interesting jungle plants.
Running water...such a tranquil sound and the lush green plants complimented it nicely.

These beautiful orchids were spectacular.

These were quite different but really pretty.

These were my favourites. They were very large blooms and so pretty.

Orchids growing on a log. We really enjoyed our stay in the Horticultural Museum. It was probably our favourite place on the entire trip.

Tomorrow I will post what we did on Monday afternoon. It has to do with one of my favourite subjects.


  1. All those orchids are amazing. I imagine Brandon really enjoyed this. I can't wait to hear about your favorite day!

  2. beautiful photos...imagine those orchids!! Get some rest there and we'll see you tomorrow!

  3. Beautiful pictures. Yes, you looked tired but who wouldn't trying to keep up with two young men like that. :)

  4. So so pretty...all of it. Those cactus bring back lots of fond memories from our years in Tucson. That one huge one is a prickly pear...yep,----they can grow tall like that. And the 'tree' next to it looks like a Spanish Dagger...but not sure.

    Love the orchids.

  5. Beautiful, beautiful, captivating photos! I do agree however that you and the boys look like the walking wounded. LOL

  6. Mary,

    Gorgeous photos! What a wonderful trip. Love the photos of you and the boys. Although you do look tired, judging from these beautiful photos, I would guess it's a "happy tired"! :-)


  7. I love visiting greenhouses like that and seeing plants I'd never even heard of before. It's so amazing how huge some of these plants can grow to. The orchids are so gorgeous, wish I could grow them like that!! xoxo

  8. What a wonderful thing to do in the winter. That is why I love the gardens at the Opryland Hotel.
    I know it was tiring with so much to see but an experience the boys will never forget. You are a wonderful Grandmother.
    Mama Bear

  9. What lovely pictures. I really enjoyed seeing the cacti. So many different species.

    God bless.

  10. Funny that we took some of the same pictures!
    Stepping into this place after having lived her for over a year was like making a trip back to Louisiana. :) Can you even imagine living in the humidity all the time?
    We visited this right after the rally we was a nice place to get out of the wind and enjoy God's beauty.

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