Without: a blustery, frigid (some would claim, “Too cold”), winter morning, the kind most do not pair with a South Florida clime.
Within: an explosion of color and graceful blooms horticulturalists link to tropical landscapes and forests.
This year’s Tamiami International Orchid Festival did not disappoint. Well attended, with vendors from as far as Hawaii showcasing their best and most enviable blooms, showcasing different varieties and species of vandas, cymbidiums, cattleyas, phalaenopsis, and oncidiums certain to please the most demanding of anthophiles. The show was a spectacle for eyes and a welcome distraction from studying.
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