Saturday, March 20, 2010

My Favorite~Orchids!

I could probably do 10 posts from the hundreds of photos I took just on orchids alone! The variety and abundance of blooms took my breath away! The lighting, however, made it tricky to capture them in full glory, not to mention waiting for the crowds to thin out as I snapped each view and angle. Thank goodness patience is in my nature...most of the time!

Quite terrestrial looking this one...

Really cool were the bromeliads and other tropical plants.

It's no wonder this bloom-laddened specimen won 1st Price

Dendrobium 'Spectabile'~described as grotesquely twisted, I found it quite unique and beautiful. A collector's plant costing upwards of $100!

This was much more impressive in person...a deep, deep purple, almost a blue tone to it.

Not true to nature, but this 'orchid tree' was quite impressive!

A big 'thank you' to all the friends who've popped in to say hello. I always enjoy your visits and comments!
Our best weekend yet to do some yard recon and really get excited about what's blooming...just around the corner!


  1. Lots of pretties !!
    Always enjoy their many different kinds.
    Happy Spring !

  2. Wow Lynn what an amazing bunch of lovelies. The first two pictures are my favorites. It must have been an amazing show. Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Lynn those are gorgeous flowers. Some very unusual aren't they? But beautiful. Oh to go to a big show like that. I guess I can but they are soooo far away from us.

  4. wow, I don't recall seeing the one with the navy and salmon colored thingamabobbers. Isn't it amazing how many different varieties of orchids there are? I just visited the orchid exhibit at the US Botanical Gardens. Will post at some point.

  5. These orchids are spectacular and beautiful! Looks like what we have over here, you get to see and enjoy them as well. But these are really beautiful ones. Thanks for sharing Lynn.

  6. Thanks, Patsi! Happy Spring to you too!

    I still have tons of pics all from this one orchid display!!! Looking forward to your photos! :)

    Steph..the orchids were featuring Singapore so I definitely thought of you!

    Thanks, guys!

  7. Lynn, your photos of the orchids are beautiful. They really were impressive, weren't they? You captured a few that I tried to, but couldn't quite get the color right. Amazing!!

  8. Lovely orchid pictures - thanks for sharing!

  9. They are beautiful.
    I just bought my first orchid 2 weeks ago.
    You are having fun,
    See you again,


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