2021 Summer Picnic
This year’s Summer picnic was a lovely first for our group. A first because it was the first time we met in person since February of 2020.
Hosted by NWOS president, Joe Grienauer, we gathered in several areas outside. It included a tent in the side yard and tables and chairs in the backyard. Our sumptuous potluck fare was laid out inside in the kitchen. There was plenty for everyone, with a wonderful choice of dishes, both sweet and savory. There was even some homemade brew.
Luckily the warm weather was nice and not too hot. Members mingled around getting re-acquainted and sharing stories of our time apart.
There were plants for sale from Yoshi. But there were also a lot of lovely orchids donated so that others could take one or two to try their hand at growing them. A special thanks to Joff for his extreme generosity. Joff also brought quite a few cymbidiums donated from the Woodland Park Zoo collection to share with us. I hope he found a home for those really big ones!
Several new members joined us, and it was nice getting to know them. So, all in all, it was a very nice afternoon spent reconnecting friends and fellow orchid lovers.