Saturday, November 8, 2014

FLORAL FRIDAY, TODAY'S FLOWERS, I Heart Macro & Nature Notes - Orchids

A couple of nice surprises from the shade house

this unnamed orchid I took in as a stray, a leftover 
from a school fete some 15 years ago
it refused to show me what it's blooms looked like 
for all that time

today I discovered these pretty blooms on it
not large, about 2" and a bit across
an upright habit,
all in all a pretty surprise

below is one of my tiny Australian native Sarcochilus 
the flowers are less than 1" across

but they certainly make a splash

this is another first time flowerer
the bloom in not very large
but the markings are precise and very pretty

probably another orphan I have taken in

lastly, the most splendid of my Cymbidiums
with 2 great sprays and blooms the size of saucers

my shade house this year has produced more flowers
and had the longest flowering season ever

is the universe sending me some message?

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  1. Wonderful Orchids ... thank you for these wonderful pictures.
    Best regards, Karin

  2. they're beautiful! i like that the first one held back all this time and finally showed its color to you.

  3. These are all so beautiful and you must have the right conditions for them to flourish so well. I just kill them!! Have a lovely weekend.

  4. Wonderful orchids. I love the diversity of orchids. There are so many different types and I've never seen one I didn't love.

  5. Oh, what exquisite flowers, Arija!! Wonderful captures for the day!! Hope your weekend is going well!

  6. LOVE your orchids. One of mine is flowering prolifically this year - a joy.

  7. Oh Arija, I have tried and tried to grow sarchochilis but eventually they fade away, need to know your secret. Had a wonderful 5 days of food with your daughter a week or so ago at Goolwa she is such a lovely girl.

  8. Seems like the universe has sent you a message of surprising growth. These are spectacular.

  9. A wonderful surprise and a real gift after all that time. They are gorgeous Arija! Thank you for sharing with Today's Flowers and I wish you a very happy week.

  10. Gorgeous orchids! A long time to wait for it to bloom, but I think it was worth it.

  11. oh my, these are so lovely
    magical splashes indeed!

  12. Beautiful - I could never get something like that to bloom.

  13. They are the most perfect flower ever. So elegant, beautiful in every way. Wonderful pictures. I have not heard the term shade house before and yet I knew exactly what it is. Perhaps we will all need one of those one of these years.

  14. Your photos are lovely Arija and thank you for linking with Today's Flowers. The post you mentioned I was setting it up to appear next Wednesday and published it by mistake. I didn't realize anyone had seen it as I tried to revert it back to draft within seconds. My apologies! Sometimes my fingers are working faster than my brain :). It is scheduled again for next Wednesday. I have been trying to schedule several posts ahead of time and hopefully I won't do it again but if it does you will know why they suddenly disappear.

  15. Very striking selection of orchids. Lovely shots.
    Thanks for taking part in Floral Friday Fotos, I look forward to your next contribution!

  16. I love orchids and I love surprises from nature.. Beautiful Arija.. Thank you for the lovely comment about my daughter's pregnancy. I have saved your special comments over the years in a folder in my e-mail program. They are the best as are you...Hugs...Michelle


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