Monthly Archives: August 2017

Western Suburbs Orchids, Ashfield

Again, another orchid show had taken me away from the Lower North Shore of Sydney beyond my usual stamping ground.  The suburb of Ashfield was known as Little Shanghai so it was an added incentive to get on the train … Continue reading

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Another Barn Another Orchid Show

Last Sunday my friends Ang and Ben took me to the St. Ives Orchid Fair where they have displays of many orchid societies in one barn.  Thanks, boys. I’d already visited and posted about some of the societies’ shows individually … Continue reading

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Say it with Slippers (or Paphiopedilum)

Today I saw an amazing display of Paphiopedilum, commonly known as Slipper Orchids at The Centre, Dural.  The venue looks like a barn and did not show off the blooms in the best light but they couldn’t help being beautiful. … Continue reading

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The Three Million Dollar Library

On Sunday Ben, Ang and I went to Double Bay by ferry.  Ben was treating us to lunch at the famous 21 and afterwards we visited Wollahra Library at the top of a mall. When I saw the large letters … Continue reading

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“Orchids by the Sea” @Dee Why RSL Club

My friend Janet drove me to the Northern Beaches today to see yet another orchid show.  I’d imagined a backdrop of the ocean but no, the exhibition was inside one of the events room where they usually stage cabarets.  At … Continue reading

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