Easter was THE day for fashion when I was growing up in the 1950s.
The ladies and girls had new everything -- gloves, dresses, shoes, an Easter bonnet.
Ready for church on Easter morning. I was 2 1/2.
Also popular was the Easter corsage. My dad or my uncle or my grandpa bought the ladies one sometimes, usually an orchid. An orchid was a very delicate and exotic flower in those days.
My mom's was never as huge as Mamie Eisenhower's
but still, it was pretty special.
There are about 27,800 species of orchids,
twice the number of bird species and four times the number of mammal species in the world!
These beauties are blooming at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah for the Easter season.
Happy Easter 2016