At the entry to the Longwood Gardens 2018 Orchid Extravaganza stands an enormous arch, constructed entirely of white and pale yellow blossoms, each quite astonishingly at its peak of glory.
How on earth each orchid is kept alive for months on end—let alone in perfect bloom— is a secret known only to the gifted and industrious gardeners who labor long hours at Longwood.
Unhappily for you and me, the stunning lower half of the arch is constantly occupied by couples having their pictures snapped. Hence this photo of the upper half, bereft of couples, taken from behind.
One fine day I shall find the entire arch miraculously unoccupied. Until then…