Sunday, February 3, 2008

Warmth in February

Spending an afternoon in a greenhouse can take us away--as far away as the tropics. It's a great way to escape the winter blues! Although today wasn't bad, here in the Northest USA, for a winter afternoon. Bright sunshine and around fifty degrees, and very uplifting after many gray and gloomy, damp and raw days.

I thought I'd publish these orchid photos which I took today at our local arboretum, to give you a taste of warm, exotic places. Hope you've had a great weekend!

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  1. Glorious flower photos!!! My eyes long for color on the landscape. Thank you for a lovely break from winter. :D

    Hugs, JJ

  2. Nice orchids. I wished my potted ones would flower. Let me know if there are any special secret.

    Thanks for commenting on my blog.

  3. gorgeous photos.... :)

    these beautiful blooms epitomize the hothouse and summer Lynda !!

    will these be inspiration for more paintings ??

  4. Looked lovely - a nice thing to have around at this time of the year! However, the problem would be for me to keep all the beauty beautiful. I Thin I'll leave that to a gardener.

    Thank you for visiting my blog!

  5. Lynda:

    Beautiful orchids - my wife's absolute favorite flower. She bought a Phalaenopsis three years ago from the store, and it has bloomed every year. She tells me that is unusual for a store-bought orchid.
    We both love your work.

    Have a nice day.

  6. JJ, I get to that point too, where I long for some color in the winter. After the colors of the holidays, it's all downhill for the eye, except for sunsets and the forms of bare trees!

  7. AVCR8TEUR, I haven't grown any orchids, although over the years I have had a lot of houseplants. One of my friends has pretty good luck with them, though.

  8. Lana - Thank you!

    Kim - I rarely paint realistically, but if I ever do flowers, they will probably be Irises, Orchids, and African Violets! I'm really more likely to paint abstractions of BARK, lol!

    Runee - We don't have a gardener and our garden has run sort of wild. I think this is the year to try to reel it in!

    Swubird - I'm glad you and your wife have enjoyed my orchid shots. Thanks for stopping by! :)

  9. Lynda beautiful orchids photos. The first one I got as a gift for Easter, got the roots still, so may be will surface soon. It is such a beautiful flower, and yet delicate. Thanks for sharing, Anna :)

  10. ...just forgot to subscribe, lol. Anna :)

  11. Thank you for the lovely, lovely flowers to look at on a gloomy, chilly, rainy day!

  12. I love orchids. The blooms last for a while; some up to over a month.

  13. LOL Lynda
    that's what I meant...inspiration for abstractions....:)

  14. love these shots - sun light is captured here.

  15. love these shots I can feel the sun in them.

  16. Oh wow! How lovely! Just the shot of tropical warmth I needed. Thank you, thank you. :)

    Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

  17. The splash of beauty and color were muchly appreciated today! Beautiful photos...


  18. Ah, the longing for summer aptly captured. Beautiful shots Lynda.

  19. Beautiful... *dreamy look in my face*

    Ah, yes I really long for some more tropical environment, so much plants which we don't have here in Sweden!

    Since you're interested in garden, maybe you'll enjoy my photos from:

    Bergianska Garden

    Or another attraction here:

    The Butterfly house

    (if you haven't seen them already)


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