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Jan 23
May 22

“Mirror, Mirror on the Phal” in the Hughes Conservatory

Sat / January 23, 2021 Sat / May 22, 2021
All Day / Reiman Gardens,1407 University Blvd.,Ames, IA 50011

“Mirror, Mirror on the Phal” in the Hughes Conservatory
January 23 – May 22

Phalaenopsis orchids are like faces: if divided from top to bottom, one side reflects the other. Such symmetry occurs throughout nature. Just look around – mammals, insects, and many leaves exhibit this quality. Where can you spot symmetry? Of course, another place to see a reflection is in a mirror. The Evil Queen in Snow White made famous the phrase, “Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?” We think nature presents us with the greatest beauty, whether symmetrical or not. We see it reflected in the drama of a sunset, the simplicity of a Phalaenopsis, and even within ourselves. At the start of 2021, we invite you to reflect and seek all the beauty you can find. Even just by looking in a mirror.

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