After the balmy long weekend we just experienced in Atlanta, a post about antidotes for the winter blahs seems really ill-timed. But rather than scrap everything I had planned, I do want to share a few quick links.
[Image via the Atlanta Botanical Garden.]
The Atlanta Botanical Garden's Fuqua Orchid Center houses the largest collection of species orchids in the U.S., and the tropical assortment comes into focus each winter with Orchid Daze -- a celebration that involves weekend orchid markets, orchid care clinics, cooking demonstrations and, most importantly, exhibitions of phalaenopsis, dendrobiums, cattleyas and other exotic plants. This year's Orchid Daze: Liquid Landscapes will extend into April.
[Bottle with inlaid design of orchids,1830-1860. Agano Yaguma , (Japanese, 1795-1871) Edo period. Stoneware with white slip inlaid under clear glaze. Freer and Sackler Galleries. Gift of Charles Lang Freer.]
The bottle I chose to share, above, is Japanese, but orchids in Chinese paintings are the focus of a current exhibition at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in D.C. The show compliments Orchids: A View from the East, on view at the National Museum of Natural History through April 24, 2011.