Spring in Sydney starts on 1 September but nature does not obey our official calendar and it was 20ºC on this sunny Sunday when my friends and I visited the St. Ives Orchid Fair.
I do not own a car so I was grateful to Ben and Ang who invited me along. These shows tend to be located in out of the way places; this time in a couple of tin sheds at the St. Ives Show Ground.
There were so many orchids both in variety and number that one hardly knows where to focus. I felt disadvantaged by my lack of knowledge but was able to enjoy the displays.
Here is a fraction of the photographs I took. The setting was as ugly as can be and some of the decorations detracted from the beauty of the blooms. Fortunately I can eliminate them from the closeups but they remain in the longer shots.