Description This photograph is of some fresh Vanilla Beans growing around tropical plants and palm trees. Vanilla is actually a type of orchid and is green while growing but the Vanilla you buy in the stores (the bean style) is dried and brown. Sadly there were no flowers on this plant, I would have liked to see that.
Cassie Schilliger, San Marcos, Ca Member Since August 2006 Artist Statement CRS (Cassandra Rene Schilliger), me. I was born in September of 1979 down in Point Loma, CA (right next to Ocean Beach in San Diego) to my dad Bruce and my mom Jeannie. I've lived in quite a few places but mostly in San Diego county. Started out in Ocean Beach, moved to Idylwild and then down the mountain to Hemet... went from there to Oak Park, to La Mesa and up to Vista... I've lived in North Park and a short while in National City... I also went to Florida for a short period of time (if you can consider Pensacola part of FL. hehe) and about six months in Loveland, CO. Now I'm living in San Marcos (CA, not TX). I've had many reptile pets in the past few years and I really prefer them, fish and aquatic things like fiddler crabs. hehe I love taking photos and I enjoy attempting to do other art like watercolor. Also, I'm a total music addict :)