Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Photo du jour: Hothouse flower

An orchid's fiery reds and yellows, Honolulu, Hawaii.

{An August Break post, to balance my wordier post yesterday :)}

26 comments:

Café Bellini said...

That's a beautiful flower. I'm always amazed at how many exotic flowers there are (that I've never seen)! Happy Tuesday!

Jude said...

Hi Cafe Bellini - thanks so much! I still haven't seen a lot of the Hawaiian flowers myself - (sigh, there's so many :)) Happy Tuesday to you too!

Signe said...

Oh wow, does these grow in the wild in Hawaii? Amazing :)

Jude said...

Hi Signe - you can actually find orchids sometimes growing in really random places! This one happened to be one of my mum's :)

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Beautiful!

Diana Mieczan said...

That is a stunning flower...I bet is smells great too:)
Happy Tuesday,sweetie

Nicole said...

Wow! Those colors are SO vibrant! BEAUTIFUL!

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

so gorgeous!
Orchid will make an ugly room looks beautiful~ magical!

xo

Jude said...

Hi Ren - Oh, thanks so much!! Hope your day's been going well :)

Hi Diana - aw, thank you! Yes, some of them smell very delicate (some are much stinkier, like fine cheese :), but they're also sometimes the most beautiful!) Happy Tuesday to you! :)

Thanks so much, Nicole! I do love that about the tropical blooms :)

Hi LenoreNeverMore - so well-said! Yes, orchids have a little bit of magic, they match any room in the house (even the bathroom :))

lisa said...

What an amazing shot Jude!!

Stacey said...

Orchids are so beautiful and unique. That is a very beautiful shot Jude. So vivid! xo

Jude said...

Hi Lisa - thank you so much, that means a lot given how beautiful your photos are!

Hi Stacey - oh, thank you!! Yes, orchids are indeed special (I do have a soft spot for vivid colors in the world :)) Hope you're having a great Tuesday!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

This image is absolutely stunning! I love the colors and orchids are one of my favorites. Oh how I love Hawaii. I must return soon :)

Melissa said...

Beautiful colors!

Jude said...

Hi Alternative Wife - thanks so much! I love orchids too, here's hoping you get to return there soon! :)

Aw, thanks so much Melissa! :)

ViCreative said...

lovely picture!!! very nice. the kids in the post below are too cute!!

Vicky
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K and S said...

unusual colors, so vibrant!

Jude said...

Hi Vicky - thanks so much & thanks for your comment on the kids too :)

Hi Kat - thank you! I imagine you've seen tons of these lately! ;)

Style, She Wrote said...

Beautiful.

Jude said...

Hi Style, She Wrote - aw, thank you!

Lee Oliveira said...

Never seen an orchid like that before! They are my favorite flowers.
LOx

Jude said...

Hi Lee - thank you so much! Orchids are lovely, it's nice they grow so wild in warm places :)

Fabíola Beltrão said...

omg, hawaii.


xoxo

Jude said...

Aw, thanks so much Fabiola! :)

angelcel said...

Beautiful!

I'm no orchid expert but we have the Eric Young Orchid Foundation here which I like to visit at least once a year and if I'm right, I think I recognise this variety. Doesn't it have a heavenly scent as well as being stunningly beautiful?

Jude said...

Hi Angelcel - yes, this is one of my mum's and she tends to like the "smellable" ones with a great scents! So fun you have an orchid visit once a year, what a fabulous tradition!

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