I just came from Art in the Park, an annual event held in Makati, which showcases artworks of young and upcoming artists. I bought myself a few paintings. The artworks displayed in the park were beautiful and expressed a lot of emotions but nothing could really compare with nature's work of art like this Tillandsia ionantha 'Mexico' in full bloom. Fiery in all respects.
While walking around Ghent, Belgium we came across a flower shop with a Tillandsia samantha on display. T. samantha is a hybrid (T. mooreana x T. kalmbacheri) by Pamela Hyatt. It won an award as Plant of the Year in The Netherlands in 2012.
Paul, Michele and I decided to visit Mrs. Nilda Salvaleon before she leaves for the United States. Here we are choosing which of her tillandsias we wanted to "adopt".