Thursday, November 16, 2006
more happy flowers

This Orchid was from Christmas, 2005. Betty's dear cousin Carol Smith brought it to me on Christmas Day....Actually there were three Orchid Plants in a Beautiful Big Basket....I took this picture at the beginning of February, 2006.... You can only see two of the Orchid Plants in this photograph....but each of them had multiple blossoms and this arrangement was absolutely stunning! There is a huge Orchid Nursery where Carol got this fabulous basket....it's above Santa Barbara....and when ever she drives down here to Los Angeles from San Jose, she stops there and finds these gorgeous speciman's.....

And here below, is another lush group of flowers taken from an arrangement that someone else sent me.... These came from two gentleman who have been coming to the S.T.A.G.E. Event for 20 years....I always take care of their tickets for them....They come up to Los Angeles from San Diego just for this Event and these flowers were their way of thanking me for looking out for them over these many years....

And here below, another lovely Rose....I feel like I can almost smell this flower as I look at it.... Do click on all these pictures because they look so much better bigger....at least I think they do. The pink in this rose is so rich and the color has a such depth that feels utterly edible. Yum, indeed!

And below is a glorious group of gorgeous roses...this too is so rich in every respect that it is wonderfully satisfying to look at in some unexplainable way.... You know what I mean? Oh yum yum yum! I think if I did not have a Cactus Garden, I would have a Rose Garden....but, truly, there is not a good place here on my property where a Rose Garden could survive....Well, I just hope people keep sending me flowers that have an abundance of all kinds of roses in every color imagineable....!

On on that happy note...here is one more delightfully beautiful Rose surrounded by other beautiful colorful flowers....

And below, one more very pretty little Orchid. A gift to me on my Birthday at the end of June from a very dear dear man.... This is a little Orchid....smaller than any of the others that I have had or still have....Talk about your lucious colors...my my my....just stunning and perfect in every way...! Once again, nature takes my breath away....






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31 Comments:
had this to say:

I love your flower posts, Naomi! You seem to have as much love for the flowers as I do, and a genuine appreciation for them. Thanks for sharing.

Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 3:01:00 PM PST 

Blogger mar
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Your roses and orchids look out of this world! Beautiful!

Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 3:03:00 PM PST 

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Beautiful flower pictures. I could almost feel the velvet of the petals and smell the sweet fragrance from the roses. Something very welcome with my own roses a long way from blooming again

Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 5:53:00 PM PST 

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They are beautiful Naomi and I did click on them to see them larger! Even more lovely that way! Roses are so glorious in all their colors. I have never had an orchid. The colors in that last one were awesome!! Great pictures as usual!!!

Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 6:19:00 PM PST 

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Those are gorgeous...thanks for sharing.
Kendra

Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 6:51:00 PM PST 

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Wow! How do you always get so many happy flowers??!! Ha! I love the peachy roses.

Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 6:54:00 PM PST 

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had this to say:

Oh, the pink rose is absolutely breathtaking! I attended a meeting in Santa Barbara twenty years ago and went to a famous orchid nursery near there. It was fabulous. I can keep African violets alive but usually kill the orchids.

Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 7:13:00 PM PST 

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I want to stick my nose into those. The orange ones look like frosting on cake... good enough to eat. They are happy and spread happiness!

Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 8:21:00 PM PST 

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Oh PS...Naomi, Those were "couch potatoes"....not cookies!

Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 8:23:00 PM PST 

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Reallllllllllllllllllly Marvelous lovely and beautiful site

Kudos !!

Friday, November 17, 2006 at 6:25:00 AM PST 

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your photography is always outstanding..
I can't look at a rose without thinking of my friends the Kelley's who had a whole varied rose garden in their front yard and a second in their back yard!.. oh how i loved when they'd call me over because they had cut me some roses!!

Friday, November 17, 2006 at 7:01:00 AM PST 

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Nice plants! Orchids shudder when I walk by - as they should. I've been guilty of killing a few in my time (not intentionally of course)

Friday, November 17, 2006 at 7:23:00 AM PST 

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These are all so lovely I would be hard pressed to say which is my favorite! Probably the roses. :)

Friday, November 17, 2006 at 8:23:00 AM PST 

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Gorgeous! I could stare at that luscious pink rose for hours!

I must inhale once again... ahhhhh!

Oh, yes, Michele sent me!

Friday, November 17, 2006 at 8:24:00 AM PST 

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As I've said before you really do take wonderful pictures and I love the one of the white orchid. I have the exact same one in my bathroom. I also have one that has just re-flowered adn it has such rich purple mini blooms. I do hope they last until I get back from NY!

Friday, November 17, 2006 at 8:59:00 AM PST 

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Hallo Naomi! You have the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen! Lovely!

Anyway, have a nice weekend and Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 17, 2006 at 9:17:00 AM PST 

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Hi again! Thanks so much for the suggestions - I have made sure they are all on my list! I leave for NY in the wee small hours of Sunday morning (take off at 7am) and I can't wait until I get there and I can start exploring!! I am so so so excited!! I'll take loads of pics and share them when I get back. Meanwhile I hope you are well. :-)

Friday, November 17, 2006 at 9:22:00 AM PST 

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Oh I just love Orchids. I just don't have very much luck with them:-). Beautiful flowers..

Friday, November 17, 2006 at 9:35:00 AM PST 

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Just gorgeous! The detail and focus is amazing! Love the water droplets on the peach roses.

Friday, November 17, 2006 at 10:15:00 AM PST 

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I'm pretty sure I'm smelling that pink rose, too, Naomi. Stunning images as always.

I thought of you this week as I circled a large-ish table in the lobby of my hotel and thought about how I wanted to capture the orchids in the big glass vases in the middle. I thought you'd find it funny that I was making a public spectacle of myself :)

Popped by from Michele's tonight. I'll be back again soon.

Friday, November 17, 2006 at 4:22:00 PM PST 

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I love those last two rose photos - pink doesn't do much for me but shades of apricot, peach,coral (whatever you like to call them) do it for me every time. Michele sent me.

Friday, November 17, 2006 at 4:32:00 PM PST 

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one of the wonderful things about visiting you is that you share so much beauty. today its natural floral beauty, yesterday you showed the beauty of your spirit, sometimes we see the beauty of your home... and george. It is always a pleasure to visit your blog and "spend time in your company"... no wonder so many folks give you beautiful flowers.

Friday, November 17, 2006 at 4:41:00 PM PST 

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So beautiful post, Naomi! Your orchids and roses look stunning!
Your photography as always are fantastic! I have in my porch exactly the first and the second one. By the way, love this corner of your living room!

Have a nice weekend!

Friday, November 17, 2006 at 5:04:00 PM PST 

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Orange roses in particular have always been my favorite roses. :)

Beautiful (card-worthy) photos.
~S

Friday, November 17, 2006 at 5:11:00 PM PST 

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i've never seen orchids like those in the first couple of pictures. they are so pristine that they almost don't look real- like they are made out of paper. very pretty!

Friday, November 17, 2006 at 8:06:00 PM PST 

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Just wanted to say bye before I go away for the week. I'll come 'visit' when I get back adn will hopefully have some photos to share!

Saturday, November 18, 2006 at 4:03:00 AM PST 

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Loverly flowers!

I took some time and read several of your recent posts.
The Primal Scream stuff sure is interesting. I could use some of that therapy about now. :)

We are all set to move in to our house over the Thanksgiving weekend. My college semester ends on Dec. 11th. After I get settled, I will begin posting and blogging regularly again.

Congrats on having not smoked for so many years! That is a glorious accomplishment.

Happy one year blogiversary! I'm so glad you are a blogger and share so many interesting things with your blog buddies. We enjoy your posts so much, and I know you enjoy our visits. :-)

I have great news! My brother will be performing along with The Bonner Singers at the White House on Dec. 20th. He is their pianist and will be tickling the White House ivory with delight!! I hope C-SPAN carries it, so I can record the performance.

I hope this note finds you doing well. I wish you a warm and calorie-filled Thanksgiving. Enjoy it to the fullest. Eat with abandon and feel no guilt. That is what I plan to do. The guilt will come later when I try to fasten my skin tight jeans. :)

Saturday, November 18, 2006 at 11:44:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

[migrated over from Jean-Luc (or Mon Kapitano as i like to call him)]

i have never owned a REAL orchid plant, which is something i would like...

....you have never worn a bikini!!!! hmmmm. *she ponders in amazement*

well, never mind all the nevers...i love the photos of your orchids, they are spectacular.

Saturday, November 18, 2006 at 4:58:00 PM PST 

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BOY! You sure have some niiiiiiice friends to be sending you and bringing you all these LOVELY arrangements! When I send arrangements they are NEVER that pretty! ( i always HOPE they will be ... but they just aren't) I absolutely LOVE those orchids up top! Just gorgeous! And those peachy colored roses! My HEART! Too pretty!

Saturday, November 18, 2006 at 5:30:00 PM PST 

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It's so obvious your great love for flowers and nature. Those flowers are stunning and the yellow roses are my favorite....I almost think I can smell the fragrance. And the orchids...such beauty!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at 5:50:00 AM PST 

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That orchid plant is so beautiful. I love those flowers.
You are so right about the pink orchid, just by looking at it, it's as though you can smell it.
The peach & white roses have to be my favorite. The petals on the peach ones are so beautiful, especially the outer petal.
Naomi, you take the most beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Sunday, November 26, 2006 at 10:31:00 AM PST 

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