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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

ABC Wednesday....................

This week we have reached the letter O
O is for Orchid

This is my favourite.


I took these at Kew Gardens in London.

The rarest were kept behind glass

which made it hard to photograph them.


There were towers of Orchids everywhere.
I wish I had made a note of all their names!

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23 comments:

Kjerstis Hjørne said...

I love you O-post! Very nice Orchids.

My ABC is here

Dragonstar said...

Those orchids are absolutely beautiful!

Blue said...

Orhids are so exotic - good choice.

Liz said...

Nice orchids. The flowers have finally fallen off mine.

scargosun said...

Beautiful! My sister has visited Kew. I would love to go when I can finally visit her. Are the blown glass sculptures still there? The artist spoke at my university graduation. Very odd man. Part of the speach showed a video of him in his bathtub. Naked!

Petunia said...

So beautiful:) I love orchids!

mrsnesbitt said...

Lovely colours.
Lovely idea.

BS5 Blogger said...

Is it right that Orchids are actually part of the Onion family? I think that is so. We have many, many at work under glass and in our huge long hall of flowers and houseplants; it is nice to wander among them in the odd break from the office (looking at pretty women and pleasant Orchids, Lilies and a myriad of other colourful plants, and hearing our squawky Macaw, George too!)

Good pics Suburbia! Hope you had a nice day today?

BS5

babooshka said...

Hello moments in suburbia.
Nice to meet you too!

Orchids are a little special, and you've captured them so well.

I will have to peruse your blog further. Refering to your daughter as Tall girl, justs makes me laugh

MissKris said...

That is one variety of growing plant I have never had luck with, as well as jade and African violets. It seemed like when I was a little girl about the only kind of orchid a person could purchase was the type that was typically used for corsages. Now they come in every size and color! Your photos are lovely.

starnitesky said...

Orchids are such delicate flowers you have some beauties here.

Ida said...

Impressive and beautiful! :)

Ida

ellen b said...

Beautiful orchids. I think I'm with you on the favorite! Have a great week....

Sandpiper said...

The Orchids are Bee-OO-ti-ful!

Rose said...

Great idea for this post. I couldn't think of a single word that started with "O"! I think my mind is going, but I try to keep that from my children. They are older than Small Sprog, but have similar ideas.
I'm being extra nice to eldest daughter-in-law because she is the one least likely to want to sign me into a home!
Glad that Tall Girl is going to be able to go to the school you wanted. I was fortunate enough that my kids were able to go to a good public school (the same place I taught), but there are far too many in the US where I wouldn't want to send my kids, either.

Hammer said...

Beautiful!

Grit said...

great pictures and great idea! and i'm smiling now because spring is around!

girl with the mask said...

Mmmmm. I can smell those blossoms from all the way over the other side of cyberspace!

Rose said...

Me again; I just noticed Archie on your sidebar. I've been meaning to ask how your rabbits are doing.

daffy said...

Archie reminds me of Harry the Hedgehog I had in another life on another blog platform.
The pictures are lovely. I'm a long way up North from you and the weather is like a proper summer evening at the moment! Your flowers fit in nicely. The Orchid is a beautiful flower, my mum loved them. I think I once bought her one in a globe... I have a hazy memory about it but I think she liked it. :o)

Maggie May said...

You know for a minute I thought you were going to say they were all home grown! They are lovely pictures!
like your rabbit!

Fannie Mae said...

Absolutely gorgeous, and one of the things I've never attempted to grow.

VP said...

Snap! And I didn't take notes of the names either!