Every year Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico has an orchid expo. The climate is perfect here for growing orchids year around. They seem to be a pretty popular flower. We were in our Bible ministry a couple weeks ago and I saw what looked like a flowering vine growing along a fence. I had to get a closer look because I love flowers. I discovered it was an orchid! The main stalk was as thick as a broom handle. Obviously it had been there for some time. It was lovely!
Located off Ventura Puenta the orchid expo is set up near two permanent orchid greenhouses that you can tour for a very small fee.They are relatively small and but if you love flowers, or orchids in particular, this may be something that you would appreciate. I took my girls to the expo on a Saturday afternoon as part of a little creation / science field trip. The greenhouses were closed but this wasn’t a problem because we saw all the orchids we could hope for at the expo, which was free of charge.
The orchid expo was great for helping our homeschooling girls learn about the diversity of creation and the complexity of science. The orchid family has between 22,000 and 26,000 accepted species. This is only one type of flower that mankind can enjoy! There is much to appreciate in the world around us. God could have made one flower, one fruit, and everything in black and white. How dull would that have been?! I am happy for the variety of life and the beauty of the orchid :-)
We didn’t buy an orchid at the expo… I was tempted but we were short on pesos, so we opted for a cheaper plant. I bought the girls a Venus fly trap. He sits in our kitchen window by the sink. We admire him and his fly-eating abilities when we are washing dishes. Venus is still alive and growing so I guess we are doing something right! Enjoy our little homeschooling expedition to the orchid expo below. Signing off, Tina