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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Orchids of All Colors

George and I stopped by the Biltmore House and Gardens in Asheville,  North Carolina,  on December 2, 2013 on our way to Ocean Isle Beach for a few days.  While there,  we just HAD to visit the Conservatory to see the ORCHIDS.  Every time we go to see them,  there are some new ones which we have not seen before.  As you scroll through the photos,  see if you can decide which is your favorite one... I'll tell you mine at the end of the post.  ENJOY --and click on the photos for enlargements.




















Well---which one if your fav????  Mine is the 3rd one from the top. I love the larger orchids --and those two colors together are awesome!!!

Nothing like pretty flowers to help us ALL feel a little warmer today.  The deep south has been having some very frigid weather --and people who seldom ever see snow have seen some now....  Here in Fairfield Glade --we had about 2 inches of snow and at 11 p.m. last night (1/28/14),  the thermometer on our deck said that it was ZERO degrees (F)....  Yipes!!!!!  I need another cup of coffee!!!!!

Please pop over to My Photo Blog (click HERE) to see one more gorgeous orchid--also a favorite of mine!

Have a great day.

Hugs,

57 comments:

Ms. A said...

They're all beautiful! I'd have a hard time picking a favorite. I'm sure ready for a little blooming around here, this cold is killing everything and what isn't dead is looking brown. Brrrrr!

Marie said...

Wow! Gorgeous colors, and all of them so very pretty! My favorite was #3 also, with the purple near the end coming in a close second. Great shots! I know you enjoyed seeing them in person.

eileeninmd said...

Betsy, I love all the gorgeous orchids. Beautiful images. Have a happy day!

Ann said...

they're all really pretty but that third one down just sort of jumps off the page at you and says "pick me" So that's what I will do :)

Blackberry Lane said...

They are all very striking. Stay safe and warm.

Catherine said...

Beautiful flowers!
xo Catherine

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Yep, yep, yep....I agree. Tho I LOVE the color purple, the purple ones at the end just don't stack up to the third from the top of your post.

linda m said...

They are all so beautiful I don't think I can pick a favorite. Thanks for "warming" me up this morning with pictures of orchids.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I really like the peach colored one. So pretty!

Sandra said...

Hi Betsy!
I hope you are staying warm! our news reports are telling us a lot about the weather you are having there, I do hope it starts to warm up soon for you all. Great pics, I had to scroll quite a few times to pick a favourite as they are all so beautiful but pic no.2 is mine x x x

Janice K said...

It must be pretty awesome to see so many of them growing in own place. The second picture from the top are like the ones I had in my wedding bouquet so many years ago.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

I agree with your choice, Betsy. I like that one, too. The one right after that is another favorite. But they're all so beautiful. Thanks for such a lovely flowery post on such a cold winter day. :)

Daisy said...

I like the fifth one down the best, but they are all beautiful! Lovely to see on this cold winter's day.

From the Kitchen said...

They are all beautiful but I prefer the smaller orchids with multiples on each stem. They are really beautiful in Hawaii where they grow in mass profusion outside.


Best,
Bonnie

Jeanne said...

They are all so pretty but I think the yellow one jumps out at me. Stay warm!

Out on the prairie said...

All are great, hard to pick a fav. I have three putting out stems for blooms in my kitchen.

Shug said...

Oh wow....you all are really getting a good share of snow this year. My Sam used to grow orchids and I always found them to be so interesting. Such lovely colors! Not sure I can pick a fav because they each are very striking....
Y'all stay inside by that fire...stay warm!
hugs,
Shug

Stephanie said...

All of them are incredibly beautiful! Have a warm and safe day :) Hugs!

Donna said...

I really like the little purple flowers at the end. It's a c-c-cold 6 degrees here, and our 3" snow is really pretty with the sunshine & blue skies.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous, colorful flowers and superb captures as always, Betsy!! Such a beautiful way to begin my day!! Thank you for sharing! Hope your week is going well! Stay warm!!

Sandra said...

5 and 11 are my favorites...

Pam :) said...

Hi Betsy, the orchids of many colors are gorgeous.
We only have two varieties of orchids, two white and two lavender.

Yesterday it was a 79° and sunny, today is cloudy and 69°. The weather is so fickled his year- up and down.

Sending you warm hugs n wishes :)

Linda@arichtapestry said...

What a treat to see so many gorgeous orchids! My favourite is the big mauve variety, which to me is very unusual.

David said...

Betsy, Beautiful photos. You certainly are talented with the camera! Well, the valley got the snow this time...first real snow fall this winter. About 2.5 inches. The good news is that most of it will melt tomorrow and the rest will be gone by Friday! 50s for a few days after that... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Miss Debbie said...

They are beautiful! We HAVE to see that place one day!

Arkansas Patti said...

Every time I see those beauties, I think I will give them a try. It is just that my house is so dark with the porch on all sides.
Enjoy that snow Betsy, you know I am envious.

Nellie said...

Absolutely beautiful, Betsy! They do give lovely color on this winter day.

Hugs,
Nellie

Small City Scenes said...

I like Orchids too. The blooms last so very long. Sometimes they will rebloom too. I always bought my Mother an Orchid as she loved them. Then if they didn't rebloom she would give them back to me. Haha
We are having mild weather and rain--50s right now. MB

Terry and Linda said...

That kind of color is just perfect for a cold bleak day!!!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Grandma Bonnie said...

Oh my goodness it is so hard to choose. I think the fifth one is gorgeous or the last ones. Haha, I love them all.

Chatty Crone said...

I like them all so that is not a surprise is it? I do love the first one best and then the last - exceptional!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Each one has a beauty all its own,but the third one is definitely my favourite as well.

Happyone said...

Nice to see some flowers. They are so pretty.

Lynda said...

That was my favorite, too - - the one that looks like a ruffled iris/daylily and has the two pinks!!! They are all beautiful but how could God's creation not be? However, HE did make some things that look ugly to us - - - reptiles come to mind.

Rose said...

I could never pick a favorite of these....my least favorite is the 6th and 7th.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

we should get our posts together - i shared orchids from the Botanical Garden in New Orleans just last week. that is too wild. gorgeous colors & blooms. ( :

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i should ask - what is your next post about? we should work together? ha. ha!! ( :
big big hugs.

DeniseinVA said...

They are gorgeous orchids Betsy, I think my favorite is the 5th one down but it sure is hard. When we reached the panhandle of Florida, ice pellets were hitting the windshield. That was a few days ago and we have driven further south now.

Joy said...

Actually they are all georgous:)
Thanks for cheering me up with those orchids:)

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

They are pretty! Amazing the blue one. I saw some blue orchids in the store tonight. Wow they catch the eye.

~mel said...

I like them all! Thank you for sharing the beautiful orchids. I have the Biltmore Estate on my "wish" list of places to some day see.

Our photos said...

I love all the gorgeous orchids, Betsy!

SquirrelQueen said...

What beautiful orchids. My fav is #4, I love that color. It is nice to see some color after all the dark, gray days we have been having. This weather is so weird this winter, your temps are colder than ours right now. Stay warm.

Pat - Arkansas said...

They are all beautiful! I like the yellow one with "wings" the best (fourth photo from the bottom, as I recall).

Thanks for sharing. Stay warm!

carolina nana said...

Looking forward to my trip to Biltmore House !!
That header pic is Looking Glass Falls, taken last Thursday. The pic was on the local TV station. I thought it was very pretty with all the ice around the falls.
It is getting very cold here again tonight freezing all the melted snow into ice skating rinks out there.
Looking forward to Friday's 50 degrees!!
Blessings
Marilyn

Kay said...

I do think I like the purple one best. Purple is my favorite color. There's an orchid show coming up here too. I wonder if we'll be able to see it.

ladyfi said...

Wow - love all these colourful orchids!

Janie said...

I like all of them but perhaps the yellow is my favorite. Love your cardinal header!
Hope you're staying warm. Our son in Atlanta fortunately worked from home and avoided the traffic jam, but he spent a lot of time pulling friends out of the ditches with his 4 wheel drive SUV!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

How could I pick a fav....they all are so pretty. Nice to see as we freeze in Atlanta

Fun60 said...

That 3rd from the top is beautiful and a favourite of mine. Saw very similar one in the Orchid garden in Singapore.

diane b said...

That is a hard choice they are all so beautiful and I never cease to wonder how they are grown in off season even in a glass house. I like the 4th one up .

Neal said...

Wow, those are so beautiful.

The Furry Gnome said...

Betsy, thanks for stopping by. Our snow is a far cry from your orchids! The Ontario building code takes the snow load into account; it's an important factor in roof design, so we have very few problems.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Oh my, Betsy, they are all just gorgeous! I can't choose a favorite. Okay, if I had to it would probably be the last purple orchids. I also think the 4th one is in the running, too, for favorite.
Stay warm and cozy! We're getting some wintry stuff tomorrow and Saturday they say. Yuck. I'm so ready for spring!!

Jeevan said...

Lovely orchids and fabulous in colors! I go with the 4th one and what impressed me was the soft light color.

Have a nice weekend!

Neal said...

I had to look at these again....still can't pick a favorite.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I remember seeing all the gorgeous orchids in The Conservatory.....I loved them all. These are gorgeous!!!
XO