When claiming this young nation requires upgrades some undervalue the soil and rock on which it is based on.
While it seems most of the nation’s infrastructure really needs a tune-up or at least a fresh coat of paint, a group of centenarians is only getting better over time.
Visitors of this year’s Flower Show will see a large scale celebration of the 100th anniversary of United States’ National Park Service (NPS) as they scout the Convention Center wandering one of three ‘trails’ to ‘Explore America’.
Near the entrance at the Big Timber Lodge, Park Ranger Clair Comer greets visitors as she stands in front of a hybrid sculpture of a bison, whose tail end just happens to resemble the skeletal structure of a plain prairie house.
Ranger Comer, normally stationed at the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, is staying in Philly for a week before other rangers take over her shift for the remainder of the show.
A highlight (Zone X of the 11 zone system, for those who studied art photography) of the 2016 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show includes a large homage (in stylish black and white, natch) to world renown landscape photographer, Ansel Adams. (BTW, do you love nature and do you have a popular Instagram account? His old job with NPS had a recent opening for $100k/year!
Also noteworthy, and situate next to the Ansel Adams display, is a beautiful exhibit inspired by California’s majestic Redwood Forest with showstopper, the Chandelier Tree, by American institute of floral designers (AIFD).
Old faithful at Yellow Stone Park (not in full scale!) is only a few steps from Wissahickon Valley’s iconic Valley Green Inn, making a nice destination for a day of exploration of some of the countries best spots, and all conveniently in one giant hall, because, well America is still united, you know.
See the gallery with some of the ‘zone X-s’ of the 2016 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, ‘Explore America’, held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center till March 13, 2016.