This past weekend - and as you may have seen in a previous post - Gregg and I spent a long weekend in Philadelphia. The last time we were here was in 1990 when we took our son to a comic book convention. It is one of our favorite memories and Gregg has often mentioned over the years that he would like to go back and explore the city. A few months ago I saw that they were having the annual flower show and I asked him if he would like to go back for a long weekend. He said it was a great idea and we were both eager to see Philadelphia again. I immediately found a hotel downtown and within walking distance of the show, reserved a room and booked the tickets online. We arrived here late last Thursday night and on the Friday we spent several hours at the show.
The theme this year honored Hawaii and as we walked into the huge hall we were greeted with what I can only describe it as a big, blue 'wave'. Very cleverly done, it gave you a feeling of being under the water as sea turtles and other marine life passed over your head, and the structure was decorated at intervals with beautiful white flowers.
That blue screen curves over me with a gentle flow of 'water' and you can also hear the waves, both of which create a completely peaceful mood.....
but of course you have to share with a thousand other people who are eager to experience this for themselves.
The scenery changes to that of dozens of Plumeria blossoms floating over your head.
Fresh white Anthuriums and Orchids......
are individually placed in small water vials.
I think I could have stayed in that one spot for another hour but it's time to give someone else a chance to enjoy, and people are starting to flood through the doors.
They are another wave of sorts but obviously not nearly as peaceful as this one. These people are here to enjoy this fabulous flower show and there's a lot to see.