Snow. I have had enough of it. Chicagoland still has over 12″ of snow on the ground with more snow expected soon. Sufferers of the dreaded Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) are finding it very difficult to look outside the window. We need green and fresh air. We need a warmth and sunshine fix – NOW! I might have the solution for you; an orchid show!
Chicago Botanic Garden (CBG) is currently hosting an amazing Orchid Show. My daughter wanted to come to see some green too, so I bundled up my 13-year-old and drove an hour north to visit CBG to discover flower love. HOLY WOW was I surprised to see the huge and amazing displays – over 10,000 orchids – in sunny greenhouses with lots of happy, smiling faces. CBG went all out and bowled me over with beauty and a totally delicious breath of fresh green in this depressing winter season. The Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau is sponsoring part of the event, so you will also see hula dancers and learn how to make lei’s and palm hats among other warm-weather activities. The show will be open through March 16th – to order tickets go to this LINK. Below you see a few of the amazing orchid flowers I saw at the show; it was just the breath of fresh air my daughter and I needed.