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Orchid Garden in LaGarita – yesterday’s trek

Posted on: August 11, 2012

Yesterday found the Over 60’s Ladies on a trek to the Orchid Garden in LaGarita.  Nine of us boarded the bus around 9 a.m. and off we went.  Nine of us also returned, and this is a good thing.

We exited the bus at the “Corn Restaurant” on a major corner before actually entering LaGarita and walked mostly down hill to the entrance – there was one hill we had to climb and it was quite interesting because going up that hill there was very little talking but a lot of huffing and puffing! Kudos to all of us for making it!

Entered the gardens and saw a huge grapefruit tree with lots and lots of grapefruit on the ground; around the corner was their avaiary….some very colorful birds, some were chatty and some were stand-offish.

Then we headed to see the absolutely most gorgeous orchids I have ever seen.  One very small bloom gave off the most fragrant vanilla smell; I was told there’s one with a chocolate smell…yep, I’m on the quest for one of those!  I’m posting some of the pictures that I thought were different in color than the ones normally seen.

After wandering through the gardens, we sat outside by the pool and had lunch; it was so serene….and the food was tasty too!

I’m also  posting a short video of one of the talkative birds….if you listen closely, at the end of his performance, he says “Hola”…..

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