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 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).
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.
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).