Thursday, January 29, 2009

Mom's Orchid Parties

From Jan. 2009 Product Reviews and Recipes


A funny thing usually happens in February at my mom's house. She and Dave have gatherings to celebrate their orchids. Well, more precisely, they celebrate the blooming of the orchids. Which is not to say that there aren't orchids blooming all year 'round (because they do, especially in my parents' greenhouse as you've seen before), but this is a very special time of year when the plants go bananas.

From Jan. 2009 Product Reviews and Recipes


This year, Mom and Dave scheduled two parties, on successive Sundays, this month rather than in February because the plants were just doing their thing a bit earlier than usual. They also did something very different last Sunday when I attended. They had live music supplied by Mom's oldest friend (since kindergarten) and her friend who played the violin.

From Jan. 2009 Product Reviews and Recipes


It was marvelous. Those folks played beautifully. You'd hardly guess they were amateurs.

From Jan. 2009 Product Reviews and Recipes


So, between the gorgeous, colorful orchids; the lovely live music; the delicious food (I brought my baba ganoush); and the great company, a fine time was had by all.

From Jan. 2009 Product Reviews and Recipes

2 comments:

mcnairy said...

And beautiful photography of it all, too.

Deb Schiff said...

How very kind of you, McNairy! Thanks for stopping by.