Friday, February 05, 2010
soft exotic beauty

Isn't this wonderfully mysterious looking? Like a Purple-Lavender Zebra...... More of the same....only from a different perspective....This is so stunning and unusual.....I would go so far as to say "rare" in my experience......And yet again, more of the same.....Not quite as close up, but still, very very mysterious...... It's a beautiful petal......Everything about it is beautiful. The colors; the shape; It is completely exotic....!And Oh! Who is that little person? That little person is in the center of this incredibly gorgeous and unusually exotic Orchid......I've never seen one like this before---nor have I seen it since....I think it is just stunning! Another view of this "raree"....I don't know if it is actually rare, but it was to me....and when I asked Van about it he said it was the first time these particular Orchids had been available here..... I can only tell you they took my breath away....I couldn't stop looking at them and within the context of the whole arrangement, they "made" it, for me....... If there is something beyond 'sublime', this is it!




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33 Comments:
had this to say:

Orchids are one of my favourite flowers and this one is exquisite! What wonderful patterns and subtle shades of mauve and white and everything in between! Beautiful!

Friday, February 5, 2010 at 3:09:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

what a gorgeous orchid! the bouquet looks delicious! do you get them from a florist or assemble them yourself? i still call rita flora on la brea when i need flowers to be delivered in los angeles. xoxoxo

Friday, February 5, 2010 at 3:42:00 AM PST 

Anonymous Mar
had this to say:

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Friday, February 5, 2010 at 6:44:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

This is the most incredible flower I think I have ever seen. It gave me the illusion of the skin of a fish. Quite amazing how life/nature sometimes sopy each other!! Hope you are well! Missing my LA daughter!! Wish I could sen you some of her photos, they are amazing.

Friday, February 5, 2010 at 7:23:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Truly sublime, indeed. :)

Friday, February 5, 2010 at 8:48:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Love the colour and the close up photography too!

Friday, February 5, 2010 at 9:37:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Beautiful! From the first couple of photos I thought it was some sort of underwater animal, like a stingray.

Friday, February 5, 2010 at 10:36:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

They are indeed gorgeous!!

Friday, February 5, 2010 at 10:58:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Thought sea creature at first. Just lovely. Wonderful eye.

Friday, February 5, 2010 at 12:18:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Breathtaking is the perfect adjective for there photos!

Friday, February 5, 2010 at 2:37:00 PM PST 

Blogger Ily
had this to say:

Beautifully and artistically presented. Love the way you started with the closeup and worked your way out to give us the full picture. It really is an amazing flower; a rare treat. Thank you. :)

Julie & Julia just arrived from Netflix...can't wait to see what to see what Meryl Streep does with this one!

Happy Weekend to you, my friend!! xo

Friday, February 5, 2010 at 3:03:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Just devine. I wasn't sure what it was initially - you presented this in a clever way. The colours are amazing. You have such a gift in the way you capture these beautiful blooms - I tried and can't seem to get the same effects, lol!

Friday, February 5, 2010 at 6:57:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

You know my favourite colour is purple :)

Friday, February 5, 2010 at 8:44:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

As if from another world.

Friday, February 5, 2010 at 10:15:00 PM PST 

Blogger Pat
had this to say:

Only you would be able to isolate that beauty out of a heavenly bouquet
and demonstrate its perfection. Its a gift you have. Of course I'm longing to know where the bouquet came from and why. Not that there needs to be a reason to receive flowers but that is really special.

Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 2:11:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

So very beautiful, I wondered if it was blown glass, just incredible what mother nature is capable of makes me want to run out and purchase a bouquet or planter of orchids..

Dorothy from grammology
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Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 6:01:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

I must admit I was a bit confused when seeing the first photos here.
So I simply had to scroll down to find out what are Naomi up to now?

Something beautiful as usual. That's for sure.

btw. You can look at Oslo Sunset on March 30. 2009. Taken 1 minutes walk from our Winter Home.

Hugs
T & A
Oslo

Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 7:00:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

You need to do a coffee table book of your flower photos. They are just exquisite!

Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 7:26:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Ethereal. Beautiful photos. You can almost feel the velvety petals

Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 8:28:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

You managed to hit a home run with my mother in this post: her favorite flowers in her favorite color.

Beautiful, as always.

Cheers.

Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 9:19:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Naomi, re your question; we did not get more snow accumulation. We had about 2" of rain, and this morning we had snow flurries, but it didn't stick! Thank God!

Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 10:31:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Hi Naomi,
Gorgeous post and photos.
Thanks.
Love
Herrad

Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 10:52:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

My hubby grew orchids as a hobby for several years and was a member of the Mobile, AL Orchid Growers Society. I showed him the pic of your orchid. He said that it isn't a 'New World' orchid. He said that he has seen similar patterns on African orchids and believes the beautiful flower is from an imported African orchid.

Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 11:43:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

That's a gorgeous orchid. Both the color and the pattern.

Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 11:50:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

A truly glorious beauty of an orchid Naomi, and as usual you captured some great photos! I have never seen one like this either. Beautiful!!

xxoxx

Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 7:08:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Orchid....our national flower and this is beautifully shot Naomi :D

Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 10:59:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Ooooh another beautiful flower shots! I love orchids because they're just beautiful and dainty. I have one on my study table.

Btw, I am so sorry if I havent been around lately. I still have no internet at our new place and I am hoping that our provider will soon install it.

Monday, February 8, 2010 at 12:39:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

You have a special mention on my blog. :)

Monday, February 8, 2010 at 10:23:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Wow! Stunning photos Naomi! Orchids are one of my favourite flowers, too. Truly fantastic and very exotic this orchid! Love all photos, but principally these you show up the "little person in the center".
Many (((hugs))) to you and to Sweetie!

Monday, February 8, 2010 at 11:34:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Amazing!

Monday, February 8, 2010 at 11:36:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

beautiful.. where did you find it??? I love flowers but have no green thumb...

Monday, February 8, 2010 at 4:39:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

It's beautiful! I was thinking it was something that lived under water. I thought I saw a nose!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 7:46:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Ingenious. Your perception is an exceptional gift.Beautiful pictures.

Monday, February 15, 2010 at 6:16:00 AM PST 

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