Phipps Fall Flower Show

The Fall Flower Show at the Phipps had a little something for everyone. The model railroad and fairytale rooms for the children, halloween rom for the the ghouls and plenty of fall colors for plant enthusiasts. The show ended last week to make room for the annual holiday extravaganza. A few scenes below from our journey through the conservatory.

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Autumn at The Phipps

Autumn at The Phipps

Autumn at The Phipps

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The Orchid Room at The Phipps Conservatory

We are members of the Phipps so we visit a few times a year. Every time I visit the Orchid Room I find something new. I have never seen this one before. It almost looks like the Fisherman”s Basket wildflower but is even more delicate.

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Spectacular Orchid

My Final Entries in The 2018 Smithsonian Photo Contest

I submitted 25 entries in to the 2018 Smithsonian Photo Contest. You can review my entries by following this link There were 49,000 entries from 155 countries so my chances of winning are about same as the Powerball lottery.

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From The Speakers Balcony

Halloween at The Phipps

Pittsburgh is a special Halloween town. Halloween was always special here but after the Night of The Living Dead it all changed. The Phipps conservatory has made Halloween a big part of their Fall Flower Show. We enjoyed it last week and wanted to share some images from the show.

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Halloween at the Phipps

Halloween at the Phipps

Halloween at the Phipps

Halloween at the Phipps

Romero at The Phipps Conservatory

We are members of the Phipps Conservatory and try to make sure we see each of the major flower shows. We didn’t make it to the Fall Flower Show until the day after Halloween. I was enjoying the Halloween Room and then I noticed this small tribute to our local film legend. I was presently surprised.

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Halloween in Regent Square Part 3

This is the third in a series of my neighborhood at Halloween. There is no doubt that a friendly competition exists between some of the houses in the Square. This house though is always the house to beat. First of all it is without any decoration a beautiful house. I understand that the owner teaches design at a Pittsburgh University which clearly provides an advantage. I talked to this lady working on the man in black and she told me this year’s theme was the tooth fairy in search of a mate.

I plan to do some video of these houses at night and this one will be at the top of the list so stay tuned.

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Halloween in Regent Square

Halloween in Regent Square

Halloween in Regent Square

Halloween in Regent Square

Halloween in Regent Square Part2

Regent Square is a great family neighborhood in Pittsburgh where we make our home. Its great year round. Spring brings beautiful gardens and magnificent trees. Summer means block parties and The Run Around The Square. But fall brings Halloween and I have never lived in a community that embraces this holiday so fully.

I am continuing to scout the neighborhood thinking I might have to do a video to really capture the scene. Here are a couple of more from this week.

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Halloween In Regent Square

Halloween In Regent Square