Monday, May 08, 2006

Orchids

So, is anyone planning on going to this Orchid Show scheduled for this weekend at the Glenwood Ice Rink? I became intrigued by orchids a couple years back when my brother sent me the movie Adaptation - another movie about a writer. Nick Cage, and Glenn Close, and someone else is in it. It's about Charlie Kauffman and his struggles to write a screenplay based on this book titled, The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean. There's some interesting writing stuff in there, but there's also some very interesting orchid lore. Apparently, people are really into orchids. In fact, here's a link to the New Yorker by Orlean that she used as the basis for the book. Very well written and fascinating article that addresses the orchid culture. I'm looking forward to heading to this weekends show and checking out the scene.

Cheers.

2 comments:

DocTorDee said...

You've got me interested, but I'm going camping in the mountains.

What are the hours?

D

Ralph said...

HOURS:
Saturday May 13, 12 noon to 6 pm.
Sunday May 14, 9 am Photographers Only
10 to 5 pm, open to public
Admission $2.00, Zoo Members and children under 12 are free.

Enjoy your camping.