Some photos of the Orchids: A Cultural Odyssey exhibit at the National Botanical Gardens on Capitol Hill. I've never been a big orchid fan but I think that was because I never knew before how many varieties and how disparate they can be one from another. I've only in recent years, come to appreciate their delicate beauty and the fact that they can take widely different forms. Also: I never saw them displayed along side a Chinese dragon before. That makes all the difference, don't you think?