It was supposed to be sunny on Friday but instead we got more rain. I’d already made up my mind to visit the Chicago Botanic Garden to take one last look at the Orchid Show and didn’t want to change my plans so off I went.
The show was due to close on Sunday, and it seemed as though everyone had the same idea, to get one more glimpse of those beautiful blooms. I noticed that there were several other plants that were blooming in the greenhouses so I may go back in a week or so, when the orchids are removed, to take a closer look.
As it was, the orchids still took center stage and a second look revealed more and more amazing aspects of these spectacular flowers.
The place was packed, so much so that after an hour of walking around the show taking pictures, I was glad to get out into the fresh air and since there was a brief lull in the rain, I decided to take a walk up to the bell tower.
The lawn in front of the tower was carpeted with crocus. All they need is a little sun to encourage them to open up.
And it looked like they were re-paving the seating area at the base of the tower, one of the many improvements that the Garden is undertaking this year.