The North Carolina Arboretum is always a treasure here in Asheville– this weekend it hosts my favorite event The Annual Orchid show. Yesterday’s Daily post was local color and this must surely count. I love the variety, the grace and the outrageous, excessive beauty. There were hundreds of people patiently making their way around the show floor. I enjoy the conversations I have with strangers- sometimes I can;t help but exclaim aloud and someone always answers. The same is true in the sales room next door- so many plants, so many people, so many oohs and aahs. Unfortunately I was unable to see most of their name signs. Beauty is it,s own reward.