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"Let the Cartoons Begin"

My first photo of a Rock Star! Okay so he is a rock star of the botany world. This is Patrick Blanc who worked with Marc Hachadourian to create a series of vertical orchid gardens in the Bronx. Yesterday while Mr. Blanc described his art, I squeezed in between the networks and newspaper reporters for this shot.

 

Today is the first day of The Orchid Show in the Enid A Haupt Conservatory at The New York Botanical Garden. Yesterday was Member's Day and I was there because for the past ten years, that beauty has been my unofficial first day of spring in the Bronx. The show is always great but this year seems even more special.

 

Since the light was dreadful for orchids, the above photo will have to represent my first look. Giving credit where credit is due. I loved that Patrick Blanc came out with green hair and a glass of white wine for the interview.

 

The premier of this year’s Orchid Show and my premier as a member of the Paparazzo :-) When there is some sunshine in the conservatory, I’ll come back for the orchids.

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Taken on March 2, 2012