Sunday, March 18, 2012

TODAY'S FLOWERS - Orchids 2nd. Instalment


As I promised last Sunday, here are more of my friends' orchids.

Don't you just love this freckled one? Cattleya Lulu 'Pink Blush'.


Or this virginal white Cattleya HawaiianWedding Song 'Virgin'



Or the work worn hand lifting this milk chocolaty bloom?
Cattleya bicolor (a species)


A beautiful head on this red Cattleya Carol Bernice


and the lovely lip on this delicious pale lilac Cattleya leopoldii 'Brenda'?


. . . and this one, if I had had the naming of, would have been
called maiden's blush, as it is it is Epidendrum Salmon King



I hope you enjoy them as much as I did photographing them.

23 comments:

  1. Wonderful pictures of lovely orchids. Hard to choose a favorite they have allla its special expression! but if I had to choose I choose the spotted. I wish you a wonderful day! Zinnia

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  2. How beautiful. That second one looked like some of our daffodils. Thank you so much.

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  3. I think I may have said this last time - but orchids really are remarkable.

    Stewart M

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  4. Every time I see an orchid for sale in one of our local garden centres I am sorely tempted to buy it. I have not done so yet as I am a bit scared of looking after one - I understand they are a plant that can be easily killed with kindness.

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  5. I did enjoy them. Lovely flowers-lovely photos! Have a nice Sunday. Mickie :)

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  6. Hi Arija...Dear me they are just gorgeous...I wouldn't want to have to pick a favorite out of those!
    Thanks for sharing them..bright spot in my day!!
    Grace

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  7. Exquisite flowers and superb captures as always, Arija! Such gorgeous colors! Thank you for sharing the beauty! Hope you have a good week ahead!

    Sylvia

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  8. Just beautiful Arija, thanks for sharing. Hope you have a wonderful week. Blessings, Jo

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  9. They are all so uniquely different. I really like the freckled one, and the loving hand on the milk chocolate. You images are superb! Hope you are well.

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  10. What a great illustration of the breadth of the orchid world. I really love the "Maiden Blush" one.

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  11. I would call them gorgeous, but that would be an understatement.

    xoxo

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  12. These are beautiful..hope you had or are having a good time away...hugs..

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  13. Oh,they are all so pretty. Orchids are exquisite.

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  14. Beautiful Arija and I must say my favs are the freckled beauty and the unusual chocolatey one, wow so gorgeous all of them. Thank you for sharing these beauties with each of us. have a happy week~

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  15. That are the good photography.

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  16. Hi there - the comment about the ants was a statement of fact rather than a cry for help - but thanks for thinking about it anyway!

    My wife (who is in charge of the garden) was not able to tell me the name of the plant - so you helped there anyway.

    Hope the clouds continue to thin a little.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  17. Wonderful selection of flowers. The orchid is very unique and beautiful. All of the flowers are a delight. I also liked you guest friend shot. The funny thing is until you mentioned it, I didn't even realize that tulip was one of my shots. I looked at the guest friend shots but missed my name, and had forgotten that shot.

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  18. they come in many shapes. My favourites is the white and the chockolate ones.

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  19. Those are amazing. So beautiful. I couldn't pick a favorite -- your friends are remarkably able gardeners. Actually maybe the one with the workworn hand is my favorite picture because it is a reminder of the hard work and talent that are involved in raising these beauties!

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  20. These are gorgeous! Wonderful shots.

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