Friday, February 15, 2013

Focus On Life~Week 7~Flowers

This week's prompt from Sally is flowers.  We're to take a moment to enjoy the beauty of flowers.

I love flowers.  I don't know anyone who doesn't really.  Whether they're growing wild in a field, well manicured in a garden, or sold in a grocery store, I could marvel at their beauty for hours.


Michael gave me this miniature orchid for Valentine's Day.  I've never seen a miniature one, and I've never had an orchid either.  It is so small and beautiful and delicate.  I hope I can keep it alive!




You can see many other beautiful flowers at Sally's blog, The Studio Sublime.

What is your favorite flower?

Happy Saturday!
xo Annette xo

34 comments:

  1. Between you and Sally...I am going to have to find an orchid to adopt! Beautiful shots...

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  2. Mini's are so delicate and wonderful. Water it only when the medium is dry, but extra good then, not just a sprinkle. IF you have any other questions just ask.

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  3. Annette, gorgeous collection of flowers! I got the mini orchids too! I'm hoping that I don't kill mine either!

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  4. I'm seeing an orchid theme! Very pretty flowers!!

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  5. Love your pictures! What lovely orchids,indeed we are developing an orchid theme. And that reflects a commercial surge in orchid growing, and that is helping my community!

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  6. Gorgeous pictures...I may have to buy one this week they are so pretty!

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  7. Just beautiful! I'm not sure I have a favourite flower hands down. I love white flowers especially. Lily of the valley - for it's fragrance, tulips for their simple elegance, hydrangeas for their lush full blooms... and what's not to love about an orchid?

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  8. What a beautiful orchid! My mom had a lot of orchids back in the Philippines and she was good at taking care of them. I guess I never acquired her green thumb. - Michelle #17

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  9. Orchids are so pretty, and for myself not to grow I like to look at them and marvel just how many kinds and colors there are.

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  10. Wow! Great pictures of the orchids ... those detailed shots are amazing.

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  11. i love orchids! i can see how people get addicted to collecting them...

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  12. So much detail. Just beautiful.

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  13. I think it depends on where you live and how the plants have been grown in the nursery. I would check with your local Orchid Club, they will know for sure :)

    They are beautiful, aren't they?

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  14. Orchids are so pretty! I got my grandmothers each one for Mother's Day a couple years ago.
    I've heard you can put 2-3 ice cubes in their soil once a week to water them.

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  15. I am fascinated my miniatures. A mini orchid Wow! Great pics.

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  16. Stunning photos, Annette. So sweet of Michael to get you a Valentine's Day orchid.

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  17. Gorgeous Annette!!

    I love orchids too, though I don't think I've ever had one. I love almost any kind of flowers - hard to pick a favorite, though I love tulips and white roses.

    (no. 45 this week)

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  18. So gorgeous! Yes, 2-3 ice cubes at the top once a week should be enough to keep them going for many weeks.

    Love that color...

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  19. With all the orchids in today's posts, I'm now longing for one of my own! Your photography is stunning - simply stunning - love these!!

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  20. They aren't that hard to care for; sun and water mostly. I brought one home from Hawaii many years ago. It smelled like chocolate when it bloomed.

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  21. OK I'm getting orchid fever! I will need to get one for myself the next trip to Florida! Lovely shots! I don't have any one favorite flower although i am partial to wisteria, water lillies, hibiscus, daylillies, iris.....see what I mean? :)

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  22. What a sweet little Orchid,
    LOVE IT :)

    I think you know what my fav. flower is, LOL!!! :)

    Have a lovely weekend, cheers, T. :)

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  23. Oooh, I feel like it is Spring already! Beautiful flowers, Annette!

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  24. Beautiful photos! I am SO ready for Spring!

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  25. Such beauty for a mini - my goodness I am thinking I need an orchid now!

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  26. Your photos of the orchids are beautiful

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  27. Your shots are all so breathtakingly gorgeous! You captured so many of the beautiful details of these flowers.

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  28. Hi Annette - Lucky you with the pretty mini orchid. I also really liked your first photo - was that a mum? It was a beautiful palette to lead into your orchid pics.

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  29. Your Valentine orchid is gorgeous. Take good care of it. *smile*

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  30. Your orchid and your photography are both lovely! Best of luck in caring for it! (From someone who's never been brave enough to try) :)

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  31. Your photos are sooo gorgeous! Love them all! The miniature orchids are adorable!

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