This afternoon I fly to Honolulu from Lanai to start the 2nd part of my 5-part winter vacation in the islands, and I feel very fortunate to bring the memories of the orchid greenhouse with me. Imagine entering a greenhouse filled with exotic flowers and not a soul in sight. Far as you can see, green velvet rolling lawns, a pergola perched high on a hill, a gentle mist dampens your face, and turkeys frolick chasing each other.
It was very quiet, just the sound of a breeze blowing through the tree tops and raindrops slowly streaking the greenhouse windows like the legs formed by swirling a robust cabernet. Pots after pots of orchids, a color explosion, each unique and speaking to you. You can see a bunch of photographs and read more about my visit to the orchid greenhouse in my personal blog today: The Orchid Greenhouse in Lanai at The Lodge.