Spring

Cymbidium Corsages and an Orchid Show

Cymbidium & bromeliad IOS 2015 Show

Cymbidium Corsages and an Orchid Show I plucked my day the minute I chose not to hit the snooze button, again. The minute I rose to my feet and took in the spring calls of songbirds and the gentle temperature…
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One Word Photo Challenge – Persimmon

Masdevallia Dean Haas 'Gina Gina'

One Word Photo Challenge – Persimmon   This Tuesday’s One Word Photo Challenge is Persimmon.   This is a beautiful color in my opinion. However I will say that I think it highlights how these challenges can be, well, just that challenging….
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A New Day – 80 – Paphiopedilum Hawaiian Illusion in Bloom & President Fred in Bud

Paphiopedilum 'Hawaiian Illusion' in bloom as promised

A New Day – 80 – Paphiopedilum Hawaiian Illusion in Bloom & President Fred in Bud   So I’ve been teasing you, first you saw Hawaiian Illusion in bud, then almost in bloom, and now here finally I have some…
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A New Day – 79 – Ponerorchis graminifolia & Mediocalcar decoratum Orchids

Ponerorchis graminifolia in bud, a miniature Orchid

A New Day – 79 – Ponerorchis graminifolia & Mediocalcar decoratum Orchids   A mouthful yeah? I’m happy now that I think I’ve memorized it! This new Orchid to my collection is small and fragile looking, much smaller than I…
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A New Day – 78 – Tolumnia Buck Hollow x Sib in Bloom

Tolumnia Buck Hollow x Sib in Bloom

A New Day – 78 – Tolumnia Buck Hollow x Sib in Bloom   In an earlier entry/post I shared a picture with you of the very tiny buds of the Orchid Tolumnia Buck Hollow x Sib, a member of my…
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A New Day – 77 – Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak & Female Red-winged Blackbird

Rose-breasted Grosbeak Male

A New Day – 77 – Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak & Female Red-winged Blackbird   Of course today’s post & pictures are exactly as they sound. What’s so awesome about this for me is that this was the first time I’ve…
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A New Day – 75 – Art Hopping

Trade place upper stairwell

A New Day – 75 – Art Hopping *Today’s images were taken in the Trade Place building’s stairwell, what an awesome way to make use of what’s normally a mundane space. This evening I did a little art hopping with my…
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A New Day – 74 – Paphiopedilum ‘Hawaiian Illusion’ Almost in Bloom

Paphiopedilum 'Hawaiian Illusion' almost in Bloom

A New Day – 74 – Paphiopedilum ‘Hawaiian Illusion’ Almost in Bloom   Here again I have another of my new Orchid collection plants, also a plant I shared a photo of while it was “in bud”. Today you’ll see…
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A New Day – 73 – Zygolum Rhein Moonlight in Bloom

Zygolum Rhein Moonlight - believed to be the most accurate name for this Orchid although there is a great deal of confusion surrounding it from my experience

A New Day – 73 – Zygolum Rhein Moonlight in Bloom   Previously I showed you the bud of Zygopetalum Rhein Moonlight. After it opened it turned out that this plant was Zygosepalum Rhein Moonlight. Then I learned a bit…
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A New Day – 72 – Yellow Trout Lily

Yellow Trout Lily

A New Day – 72 – Yellow Trout Lily This is a cute little native flower that I happened across while walking with my pooch. Erythronium americanum, the Yellow Trout Lily, is a small unassuming yellow flower with green and white mottled…
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A New Day – 71 – White-throated Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

A New Day – 71 – White-throated Sparrow   UPDATE: Tuesday will be the first of my poet interviews to finish National Poetry Month but start my new series of author interviews. Tuesday’s poet will be Loretta Livingstone; Wednesday we’ll…
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A New Day – 70 – Daffodils & Upcoming Poet Interviews

Hello Daffodil!

A New Day – 70 – Daffodils & Upcoming Poet Interviews   Hey hey there! Three weeks into April, can you believe? Well we’re full of spring here as you have surely noticed & today will be no less. In fact,…
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