Thursday, July 3, 2008

Beginnings


This is a work-in-progress. I've been thinking about putting together a place to display some of my photos - primarily of the wildlife and plants (particularly my orchids) I have around the house or that I manage to snap along the way.

I don't know how this will work out, but I'll start with these:

My favorite orchids are vandas, ascascendas, and mixes of the two. Here are a couple of snaps I took of several that are in bloom now, a couple of which (the white vanda/ascascenda and the maroon-ey ascascenda) that are now blooming for the very first time after several years. Very exciting for me, because just about all my name tags have either fallen off or faded away. So don't ask for actual names. It wouldn't matter anyway, because most of them were bred locally and given the local growers' personal names, so it's not like you could go down to your neighborhood orchid purveyor and pick up the exact same thing. It's like local produce - enjoy it because it's special to your personal piece of the planet!


I've had this little guy for about five years and (s)he blooms pretty consistently every year in the spring. This is the first time it's ever bloomed in the summer, and never this big! Don't they look like little roaring lions? :-)


I've had these next ones for several years and it's been so long, I had quite forgotten what the blooms were supposed to look like. So it was quite exciting to see these come out - like opening a surprise package!




5 comments:

Willa said...

hi,i got here thru social sparks,your photos are great, i will link you on my photoblog,ok,and you can also join some photo meme,you gonna love it!

Merydith said...

Gorgeous... well done. As to how to change your avatar just go to manage blogger account, then profile, then avatar then upload your new photo that you wish to replace the existing one. Although I assume that the question was how to replace an avatar in Social Spark right?

a.i. editor said...

hmmm..flowers. No offense. I hope you will take my comment as constructive criticism & strive for better photo shots in the future. I often criticize my own work too because I know I can do better. Dull colors (probably your camera's white balance), poor lighting, & out of focus on some shots.

You may also want to bring a small water bottle spray with you to make the flowers look covered in morning dew & looking fresh. You have fantastic & healthy looking flowers! Do try to show them as vibrant as they look like in real life. The pics don't show the flowers true colors as your eyes see them or do they? :-o Do tell me.

Do come & visit my blog to tell me about it. I am awaiting your kind visit. Happy weekend to you.

Nita said...

Beautiful photos! I love flowers as well.

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YTSL said...

Interesting how your very posted photo was of something pink. Coupled with your blog's name and wallpaper choice... hmmm... I guess you really like pink, huh? ;b

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