Another beautiful day with more blooms. Once again a photo opportunity presented itself in our favorite park, The Green.
This photo was taken at 435 South Tryon. The building, in the background is the Duke Energy Center.
This is the orchid we brought home from Campbell’s Greenhouse. We have a life philosophy that what we buy needs to fit in our small car (a BMW i3) and this orchid pushed the limits (smile).
This photo was take a 435 S. Tryon Street at our condo in the Ratcliffe complex. Following is Google search for Ratcliffe condo images.
One of the highlights of our weekend was to shop for orchids Campbell’s Greenhouses in Dilworth near uptown Charlotte. Their orchids make me look I know what I’m doing. Actually the have a program where you return your orchid after the blooms have fallen and then a year later it is booming again. You pay once and then pay a small fee for them to care for your orchid.
This photo was taken at 209 McDonald Ave. Following is a link to Campbell’s Greenhouses Facebook page.
On a walk through the 4th Ward I noticed this gentleman pruning the flowers in his front yard. The lighting made for a nice photo. Actually this house is across the street from Alexander Michael’s tavern where I enjoyed a hamburg and wine.
This photo was taken near Alexander Michael’s tavern at 401 W 9th Street.
The temperature hit 100 F today and similar highs are forecast for the next two weeks. So today we are sharing this photo of a cactus plant on East Boulevard which maybe the only thing enjoying these unseasonably high temperatures. Actually I took this photo several months ago during much cooler weather and I took the photo because it shows two contrasting images which are both out-of-place in Charlotte. Cactus are not indigenous and rarely found in Charlotte. Also, if you look closely there is a ski shop in the background. Cactus and skiing … hot and cold (smile).
The photo was taken at 1511 East Boulevard in history Dilworth near Uptown Charlotte. The business in the background is the Alpine Ski Center.