On Saturday, we visited one of my favorite places in the world, Longwood Gardens, in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. I love walking down the Acacia Passage toward the Orchid House. The conservatory boilers generate a steamy heat that rises from the grates; a gentle and welcome waft of warmth on a very cold winter day.
There were many varieties of orchids growing within the fragrant enclosure of the Orchid House. I enjoyed seeing the many examples of paphiopedilums. The side petals of the flower are a perfect choice for 'chestnut,' today's color your world challenge color.
The Mediterranean Garden leads to the Palm House. The door between is my entry in this week's Thursday Doors challenge. In winter, nothing beats the cold quite as well as a walk in a steamy, fragrant conservatory.