Friday, April 17, 2009

PhotoHunt: Purple


The PhotoHunt theme this week is "Purple"



And now, for the extreme purple close-up:

Come on, don't be shy - click on it to see what I see!

This is one of my favorite Vanda-type orchids that I attached to a tree in my backyard. Contrary to most orchid-fanciers (who are absolutely horrified when I say this) , I preach the philosophy of "benign neglect" in their care. If you live in a relatively warm area, like I do, water them occasionally and leave 'em alone. It's when I fuss, that I kill them. Nature will usually find a way.

39 comments:

ancient one said...

Those purple orchids are so pretty.. and I did click on the picture to see what you see.. Outstanding!!!!! Thanks for coming to see me...

YTSL said...

Wow - still super clear even when close up! If you didn't use a tripod, you must have wonderfully steady hands! ;b

Mauie Flores said...

I would love to have these orchids in my garden but the afternoon sun won't allow it. Nice phot by the way.

Randi said...

What a beautiful orchid! I would love to have an orchid hanging in a tree in my garden...*smile*! But unfortunately the climate does not allow that. Mine are hanging from the ceiling in the orangerie during the summer.
Have a great weekend!

Carver said...

That's a gorgeous orchid and great shots for the purple theme. Happy weekend.

Bonggamom said...

Your orchid care philosophy is very inspiring for me to hear because I am guilty of totally neglecting any plant that I'm "caring" for!

laagan said...

these are really beautiful. I really envy people with green thumb. I also wish to grow flowers as beautiful as these

thanks for dropping by

napaboaniya said...

How cool~ I did purple orchids this week too :) Great minds think alike huh!

stan said...

wow. I like that purple on the orchid liek I saw a purple tulip ealirer.

Aileni said...

I should photograph more flowers then I would not be stuck for a colour every week with Blue's theme.
Yours is a lovely choice.

Alice Audrey said...

There's no way I could have orchids here without a lot of fussing, though the house is pretty warm at the moment.

jams o donnell said...

Wow what a beautiful flower. I agree with your approach to their care. Looking at the photos you are definitely doing the right thing! Happy weekend

Life Ramblings said...

glorious purple orchids. happy weekend:)

Cookie said...

lovely shade of deep purple. i posted an orchid pic too :)

Photohunt : Purple

Greyscale Territory said...

I see a magic little purple elf smiling impishly in the heart of your orchid! He really is there! Wonderful shot!

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Pretty orchids!

PDX pride said...

The center looks like a little duck! Great photos!

Vita Stunder said...

Lovley purple orchids!
Great shots :)

Mine is up too!
Have a great weekend :)

Anna

Sherry said...

Those are gorgeous!
I've always heard that orchids are hard to grow. If benign neglect is needed, I might could handle that!

julie said...

What a lovely bunch of purple orchids!

We d have a lot of orchids here in the Philippines but I can no grow them so I (try to) grow tomatoes and other vegetables and herbs like you!

Hootin' Anni said...

Two eyes? Huh? Is that what you see?

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

Mine is posted now...if you can, come on over to say howdy!!! Happy Saturday to you.

SASSY MOM said...

I saw an image of a duck at the center. It's cute and I love flowers.

Tara R. said...

Love the polka dots. Beautiful orchids!

gengen said...

wow my last time I saw the purple vanda orchid when I was in my mom's house. She likes vandas...That's pretty. Mine is up also hope you visit.

upto6only said...

beautiful flower. never seen that one before. mine is also up

healingmagichands said...

That is a beautiful orchid. Such a soft color, and the detail in the close up is amazing. Orchids are such blatantly sexual flowers, aren't they?

I played too. http://healingmagichands.wordpress.com/2009/04/18/photohunt-158-purple/

Mira said...

Oh I love purple flowers, very lovely. Here's mine http://www.mirasblog.com/2009/04/photo-hunt-13-purple.html

How are you dear? I've been busy, have house guests so didn't play last week.

PowersTwinB said...

That flower close up is absolutely incredible! I have to agree with you on the "take care of it, it dies, leave it alone, it survives" philosophy. My hunt is up, please come and visit

Willa said...

very nice and vibrant purple. I wish i can take a picture just like yours. :)

GigiSxm said...

love your purple

Daisy said...

Beautiful! When I enlarged it, I loved seeing the sparkly texture of the petals. And the tiny little face.

feefifoto said...

I thought it might be an orchid. Orchids are so luscious, aren't they?

ramblingwoods.com said...

It does look like a duck wearing a bonnet....or maybe I am strange..lol

Kim said...

What an amazing orchid. I've always wanted one but have yet to get one. Maybe one day.

Mine's up...come on over

sammawow said...

What gorgeous purple orchids! I love the close-up!

amanda said...

Those are the deepest purple orchids ever! great for photohunt!

Dragonstar said...

I don't know orchids at all - only the small wild variety we get here.
I was given an orchid on mothers day that looks like this but much paler. There were no care instructions and not even a name! Now, thanks to you and this gorgeous photo, I have something to wiki.
Thank you very much!

Marites said...

I wish i can do that type of care to our orchids. Unfortunately, they easily die on me.

jeannette stgermain said...

I love these orchids, and have never seen them in this color. In Florida they have humid heat, but I think (?) it may kill 'em when I put them in our back yard in California, because we have dry heat? Let me know if you think I ought to try it!

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