Monday, January 12, 2015

Biltmore Orchid

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

A visit to the Conservatory at Biltmore House and Gardens in Asheville, North Carolina, is a wonderful way to bring some color and beauty to a dreary January day.  This picture, from my archives, was taken a couple of years ago.

26 comments:

My Unfinished Life said...

such a pretty flower and color!!

nature always is the best creator!!

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Amelia said...

Hi George, Happy New year to you and all at home. Wishing you abundance of joy, love and good health.

That's a beautiful and gorgeous orchid. Lovely color.

Have a nice day, regards.

linda m said...

That is such a beautiful photo. I felt like I could just reach out and feel it's velvet petals and smell the fragrance.

Jeevan said...

Very pretty and colorful orchid! Love the detail

eileeninmd said...

George, beautiful orchid and a lovely photo. Please pass on my get Well wishes to Betsy. Have a happy day!

Ela said...

Such a beautiful orchid and a lovely photos ! I love this combination of colors !
Greetings

Rajiv Sankarapillai said...

wow...what a beautiful flower !
awesome capture !

LV said...

You chose a perfect bloom to share today. Tae care and Betsy too.

Betsy Adams said...

Beautiful Orchid... I love seeing the orchids at Biltmore... This one is gorgeous.. Love the color.

Love,
wifey

Ruth Hiebert said...

That is a beauty.You must be almost ready to head back there again.

Ginny said...

Welcome back! I know you have been busy helping Betsy. I hope she is doing better. this is a vision in purple, gorgeous!! I love the frilliness and the touch of yellow.

Ms. A said...

Gorgeous orchid! Hope you and Betsy are doing well and your weather is being cooperative. Sent Betsy a (FB) message just prior to surgery and haven't heard back. Thinking about you two!

Happyone said...

So nice to see that pretty flower on this deary day. : )

A Lady's Life said...

absolutely gorgeous!

Linda P. said...

A gorgeous orchid. I know you and Betsy enjoy your visits to Biltmore. Thinking of you and Betsy. I hope Betsy is all right. Please give her my love.

Indrani said...

Wow! Truly gorgeous!
I like the colors!

Carletta said...

Wow George - beautiful! The color is amazing.
I just checked and noticed Betsy still hasn't posted. Hope she is doing well.

Small Kucing said...

It's like a girl dancing with joy. Glad Betsy is home again :)

Rajesh said...

Very pretty orchids.

Terry and Linda said...

My most favorite of all orchids! Love it!

Linda
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".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

oh good - i am happy to see you blogging again. Happy New Year!! gorgeous orchid. lovely! ( :

Busy Bee Suz said...

That certainly is the opposite of dreary! Love the vibrant colors.

EG CameraGirl said...

Beautiful, George. This photo lifts my spirits.

Linda said...

Lovely flower! Best wishes to Betsy!

Small City Scenes said...

What a beautiful Orchid. Makes a nice header too. MB

Marie said...

It's gorgeous, George! Glad things are going well with Betsy, slowly but surely!