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March 22, 2009
written before about the group LA People Connection. This weekend I did a daytrip with them to Santa Barbara for the SB Intl. Orchid Show. We had such a great time! I met two new friends, very interesting, funny gals that I have a lot in common with. A high school friend of mine came with us also, so it was a great marriage of people I was comfortable with and new relationships. The drive alone was beautiful. The show was really interesting--all the different varieties. It was a great chance to learn about my camera, so I came back with a ton of pictures. Now I'll have to make some cards and list them for sale on Zazzle! They had a small sale tent where I bought two orchids for fifteen bucks and a handful of amaryllis bulbs for about ten dollars. I'd totally recommend this as a relaxing get-away outing for next year.
A really cool aspect of the show was the arranging competition. One arrangement was displayed on an old iron grate from a heater or some such. I photographed a couple of the arrangements so I'd remember the ideas.