Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Touch of Spring

One day, the north winds
are howling with bone
chilling cold.
The next,
we have temps in the 40's.

No matter what,
I think we could all use
a reminder of what's to come.
Welcome to a world of orchids,
located in lovely nursery near my home.



















Now that's what I call
pretty!

33 comments:

Dar said...

How refreshing...like a breathe of spring air after a warm shower.
BlessYourHearts

Madi and Mom said...

O M C we've never seen that many orchids in one place. What a beautiful series of pictures...
Well Done Ms. Jill
Hugs Madi and Mom

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I would love to have an orchid -- maybe I can find one this time of year? Gorgeous!! :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

They are very pretty!

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Wow, those are gorgeous. I will have to go and buy some this year since I only have 2 left. My ground orchids are hanging in a basket and do great, but the others don't do as well.
Great photos. Love the white one with the yellow center. Beautiful.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Jill, those are all just gorgeous!... thanks for sharing... I too am dreaming of the Spring to come... I love visiting a nursery this time of year too to get a little glimpse... xoxo Julie Marie

Melodie said...

That just takes my breath away...so pretty!

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Wow! Those are pretty flowers!

Lynne said...

The fragrance reached my nose . . . even with my stuffy nose cold . . . Smile . . . oh my, love the colors look enticing . . .

Nezzy said...

Awwwww, I can almost smell Spring from here!!!

Ya know, we only have 76 days 'till it actually arrives??? Woohoo!!!

Sorry, I'm a summer kinda chick!

God bless and have yourself a glorious 2012!

Anonymous said...

Cold here today, too!
Thanks for the lovely orchid photos - my in laws grow beautiful orchids too.

Dianna said...

Well, that anonymous comment was mine. Sent it before I filled in my info!

TexWisGirl said...

looks like a nice wintertime escape!

Maple Lane said...

Orchids are so fragile looking. I've never grown any. Thanks for sharing the lovely pics.

Donna said...

Oh, they Are pretty!!
Love all the color...
hughugs

Blessed Serendipity said...

I call it pretty too!

xo,
Danielle

Ed Pilolla said...

they are lovely indeed, especially the close up that looks like blood in its veins. happy new year:)

Becky~ said...

Love it!Isnt it funny we have the same weather here in Pennsylvania.bitter cold today,this weekend is to be in the upper 40s.

Hope your enjoying the week jill!

Janice@GypsyFarmGirl said...

So pretty... I'm so ready for spring to be here. I got my first seed catalog in the mail today, so it can't be too much longer!

Kerri said...

Oh, they are lovely!! I can relate .... it was VERY cold here yesterday - and today at 30 - it feels like a heat wave!!

Ellie said...

I think everyone is having strange weather for the time of year. Those flowers are beautiful - can't wait for spring to come now. Thanks for the taster. :)

Gloria said...

They sure are pretty!

Paula said...

My deceased husband used to repair a man's soda fountain in his house when it needed be. The man grew orchids in a large building with water coolers. He would punch holes in the bottom of a card board box and slip lots of orchids in the little vials into the slots and give them to my husband. We had orchids to give to so many women and some of them had never had an orchid before. I thought that was such a nice thing for him to do since he sold them too.

Debbie said...

gorgeous and i do believe that this is my color!! so nice to see these today, thanks for sharing!!

and have we learned some photo editing miss smarty pants. i love the soft, faded edges on these pictures!! i don't "do" photo-shop!

Ida said...

Stunning! Orchids are just so beautiful and delicate. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos & Happy New Year!

EG Wow said...

Thanks for the reminder, Jill. ;)

Michaele said...

I could swear I smell them!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Beautiful orchids, must be a delight to visit.

ღ Life According To Milo ღ said...

I love orchids, especially those in the last picture. : ).. Very pretty, gives me spring fever. It was in the 50's here with 60's on the way tomorrow!

Janie said...

I am very fond of orchids.
Adoring the soft swirls of colors on your photos.
Best place to go sometimes for inspiration is the nursery for those photographs you can't find elsewhere.

Last year I bought 3 orchids. Two in a store, and one at a orchid show. Well, the orchid show one is trying to bloom now. I really thought it was dead. But kept feeding it. You gave me a great idea. I could blog its progress.

Lisa said...

Beautiful....and a nice reminder, too. Even down here in Florida, it's been really cold! Brrrr!

Donna said...

Oh my, that's what I call BEAUTIFUL!!!

Thank you for sharing these beauties with us!

Blessings, Donna

Kathy said...

Those orchids are just spectacular. Isn't it wonderful that they are so available these days and actually at a price that is affordable!