Friday, March 17, 2006

Chicago Flower Show

Friday, March 17, 2006
We are at The Chicago Flower Show, set to give a bird gardening talk later today. Last night we visited the show to get the feel of things and Zick went into an orchid stupor. In fact she became The Orchid Stalker. This is just one of the many titles she legally holds, among them: The Dog Lady of Whipple, and Blogzilla.
The Orchid Stalker at one of the more impressive Chicago Flower Show booths.

I must admit, though I am no weedpicker, that the orchids are pretty amazing plants. I enjoyed seeing the different forms, shapes, colors. And Zick says that this isn't even a FANCY orchid show, since it's a general flower and gardening show.

Some of the orchid force me immediately to quote Austin Powers.

The show is being held at the end of The Navy Pier, a long, um, pier jutting into Lake Michigan full of interesting ways to spend your tourist dollar. Perhaps the most interesting thing on the Navy Pier is a display of a huge collection of stained glass windows. Leaving the Flower Show we spent quite a bit of time ogling and photographing these amazing works of glass art.

I did not know that Glenn Close played the harp.

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On March 17, 2006 at 10:28 PM Stephen Rynkiewicz said...

I enjoyed your Chicago Flower & Garden Show presentation. Living 3 miles from Navy Pier makes for quite a different backyard experience. The urban gardener must not only attract birds and butterflies, but also deter rats and pigeons.

On March 17, 2006 at 11:22 PM Bill of the Birds said...

thanks Stephen! We JUST got home at 11 pm in Whipple. It was a very enjoyable trip and an impressive show.

On March 20, 2006 at 9:57 PM Fraser said...

What a feast for the eyes. Thanks.

On March 24, 2006 at 1:54 PM liz Bennett Deluna said...

You funny!
Quetzals love blackberries. I saw mine on the ground eating them then flying to a fence post...very close.
But you've got horned guan on me!
I still love you!