The Rare Orchids of Biltmore

When the air outside is below freezing, a visit to the Conservatory on Asheville’s Biltmore Estate is always a treat. My favorite part is the rare orchid room, where blooms from tropical jungles will always brighten my day. Of course, the other areas of the Green Houses are the icing on the botanical cake.

A cold rain hung over the lower elevations…

Tight Run Road in southern McDowell County with Pinnacle Peak in the clouds…

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