Saturday, March 7, 2020

Gilbert: So Many Flowers!

This blogging thing is more challenging than I thought. It's fun to go on trips, but what a work to get the pictures sorted and up to the blog. But here is finally part 2 of our trip to Germany. Although... this outing was in the Netherlands.


We went to the Orchidee├źn Hoeve on Saturday!
It was a grey and cold day, but we were going to be mostly inside. The Orchidee├źn Hoeve (Orchid Homestead) has lots of orchids as you might guess by the name, but also animals!


Soon after entering I spotted my first animals: turtles.


There were beautiful orchids everywhere we looked.


Even above our heads!


There were also statues hiding among the foliage




This one is a little creepy I think.






This plant reminded me of pine cones.


There were lots of fish swimming in the artificial streams.


I totally love this orchid. So beautiful.


These really blue ones are painted.


There was a canoe in the stream as well.
I think it was just for decoration, it didn't look really seaworthy.


A bearded statue.






There were catfish as well.
My owner got to feed them with shrimp. That was fun to watch.


Some orchid blossoms were really tiny!


Here's a closeup.


A taxi bike.
It was also just for decoration sadly enough, or I'd have let my owner bike me around.






Turtle closeup!


What a wonderful place the Orchid Homestead was. And we hadn't even seen everything yet!

Next: birds and bees butterflies

2 comments:

Beanie Mouse said...

Oh wow!! We saw a similar orchid expedition in London last weekend!!! We love orchids too!

miki said...

oh cute!