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“After all, hope is a form of planning. If our hopes weren’t already real within us, we couldn’t even hope them.”Gloria Steinem

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Kunia Orchid show 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 

dendrochilum wenzelii
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!