Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Orchids are amazing flowers . As a painter i am first drawn to the color.
The colors and then the form and then the fragrance of many , oh my goodness, the fragrances!
Words do not begin to describe, heavenly comes close .
These are called hono hono and are dendrobiums they come in white and every shade of lavender pink and they are so very fragrant !
last year we brought dendrobiums home from the orchid show as a bunch of sticks and this year they bloomed!
March is their season! so fragrant!
back to the orchid show....
i have this vanda so i hope she blooms again this year!
Miltonias are so beautiful .
They grow at at higher elevation and a commonly called the pansy orchids.
a few anthuriums
We bought a couple of these tiny charmers. I spoke with the vendor saying they look like tiny zippers to me ( i am a sewist after all!) She said "Oh, that sounds a lot better than centipedes !"
If you look closer you can see her in the palaka apron packing them in a little box for the ride home.
The clouds were so unusual and amazing on our drive home i had to take photos .
Seems when the clouds are so varied there is a change in the weather coming soon.
After the show i am itching to sketch and paint some orchids and attempt to capture
a bit of the magic and beauty of the flowers all around us .Ain't nature grand!