Monday, December 12, 2011

Exotic Beauty



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it. Clicking a second time will make it full-sized.)

This is one of the blossoms that Betsy and I saw in the Conservatory at the Biltmore Estate when we visited last month. I was struck by the colors and the markings on the petals.

25 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Simply amazing beauty.

Life Ramblings said...

such a gorgeous orchid. lovely colours and textures.

John and Ellen said...

This is a wonderful shot George. The flower is very beautiful but I really like the “veins” (not sure if veins is correct) appearing to be spreading out from the center.

John
connectedtothevinephotography.blogspot.com

Sandra said...

all those little stripes make the yellow jump out. it is beautiful and i am thinking that conservatory is a sight to see

Amelia's De-ssert said...

Hi George, you are excellent. All your photos are so beautiful. Love this orchid, the colour looks gorgeous.
Have a nice day.

LV said...

That is a sight that would catch anyone's eye. Very pretty. Looks like it is in the orchid family.

Happyone:-) said...

Wow, they are really pretty!

A Lady's Life said...

Very beautiful George :)

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

what a beauty!

imac said...

What colours George you provide,
On a wet winters night outside.

Fred Alton said...

Looks like it came straight from Africa! Very beautiful, George.

Busy Bee Suz said...

...like a piece of art!!! gorgeous!

KathyA said...

The markings on this one are particularly interesting!

Giga said...

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Ruth's Photo Blog said...

A beautiful flower and very exotic.

rainfield61 said...

A flower with tattoo on her face.

Lynda said...

BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing more of God's magnificent creation.

Debbie Smith said...

Such amazing detail! I've only owned one.....any tips on how to make it bloom again?

Merry Christmas to you and Betsy!

Debbie

Red Nomad OZ said...

Orchids are so exotic they're almost alien!! But in a good way!!

teri said...

Just lovely! And thank you for your sweet comment on my blog the other day. xo

Indrani said...

Exotic indeed.

Ginny said...

Yellow and pink, what a lovely combination. It makes me think of one or two of your roses that have that color, and they are my favorites.

EG Wow said...

So very beautiful, George!

Pam said...

My hubby has one of these orchids hang in our trees, where they get the right amount of sun and shade.

be well n happy, George.
Pam

Craver Vii said...

Orchids have a sophisticated kind of beauty already, but the complexity of this extra pattern intrigues me. I really like this flower, George.