Beautiful orchids on display in Balboa Park.

An award-winning bloom is showcased at the San Diego County Orchid Society's show and sale in Balboa Park.
An award-winning bloom is showcased at the San Diego County Orchid Society’s show and sale in Balboa Park.

Most Sundays I find myself randomly wandering around Balboa Park. Last weekend I spied an intriguing sign outside the Casa del Prado, so naturally I had to investigate. The San Diego County Orchid Society was having their summer show and sale!

I was stunned by the large number of beautiful orchids on display, and the incredible variety. I paused for a bit by an exhibit of award-winning orchids and tried to take some decent photographs.

The San Diego County Orchid Society's summer show in Balboa Park's Casa del Prado attracted many flower lovers.
The San Diego County Orchid Society’s summer show in Balboa Park’s Casa del Prado attracted many flower lovers.
An exotic, award-winning Paphiopedilum Chiu Hua Dancer.
An exotic, award-winning Paphiopedilum Chiu Hua Dancer.
Beautiful orchids in a row are a treat for the eye.
Beautiful orchids in a row are a treat for the eye.
Close-up photo of a Psychopsis Mendenhall butterfly orchid.
Close-up photo of a Psychopsis Mendenhall butterfly orchid.
A huge variety of orchids were being enjoyed by visitors to the summer show in Balboa Park.
A huge variety of orchids were being enjoyed by visitors to the summer show in Balboa Park.
An award-winning Paphiopedilum Prime Child orchid hybrid.
An award-winning Paphiopedilum Prime Child orchid hybrid.
A beautiful Catasetum Frilly Doris orchid.
A beautiful Catasetum Frilly Doris orchid.
One of many award-winning orchids on display during the San Diego County Orchid Society's show and sale in Balboa Park.
One of many colorful, award-winning orchids on display during the San Diego County Orchid Society’s show and sale in Balboa Park.

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Richard Schulte

Downtown San Diego has been my home for many years. My online activities reflect my love for writing, blogging, walking and photography.

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