One of my last visits before I moved to Illinois was to the NYBG's annual orchid show, in March of 2003. And even though my camera was of a far lower quality than the one I use now, and the photos are low resolution, the pictures I took at that show remain some of my favorites:
Epiphytic orchids (Dendrobiums and Oncidiums, I think) displayed in the branches of a live Ficus benjamina. I love this display technique, and often wonder if it would be possible to grow them in the home that way.
Not orchids, (though you can see some Phalaenopsis leaves to the bottom right) but I was really drawn to this stunning cluster of Tillandsia ionantha. I didn't know it, but I was a budding Bromeliadmaniac even then.
This year's Orchid Show started last Saturday, and I'm sorry I won't be there to see it. But I was very happy to see this preview video on YouTube.
It was almost like going home, even for just a minute.