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Thursday, April 23, 2015

ORCHIDS 3/23/15

On March 23, 2015,   George and I took a daytrip to one of our favorite places,  Biltmore House and Gardens, in Asheville,  North Carolina.  We have season's passes to Biltmore --so we love to visit there every few months to enjoy all of the different plants/blooms  during each season.

On this trip in Early Spring,  we saw Daffodils and Hyacinths mostly.   We hope to go back sometime this month to see the Tulips ... Then there will be another visit to see the Azaleas..... LOVE this time of year!!!!!

As we usually do,  we visited the ORCHID Room in the Conservatory... Each time we visit that area,  we see new and different orchids... Today I will share with you eight of the ones we saw during this latest visit.  Hope you enjoy the beautiful ORCHIDS today.  Click on them for enlargements.











Interesting,  don't you think??????  Different!






Another 'different' one;   Pretty,  huh?





 This last one was one of my favorites during this latest visit... I have never seen this one before with yellow/gold splotches in it.... Very nice!!!!!

Do you have a favorite today?  I love Orchids and have a friend in Florida who has many orchids and roses year-round.... That is definitely an advantage of living in a warmer climate...

Have a fantastic week.   Enjoy Spring and Nature!!!!

Hugs,

51 comments:

Kay said...

Wow, Betsy! Those are gorgeous orchids!

Ms. A said...

One of those is pretty darn freaky looking! Can't say I've ever seen anything like that!

Jeevan said...

These are very pretty, colorful and interesting in patterns! We usually see different flowers only by a visit to hill stations or high mountains here.

Small Kucing said...

Oh Betsy. I love everyone of them So vibrant.

Looking at these lifted up my mood :)

Thanks for blogging about it

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Those are 'beautiful' Betsy. Orchids are such fascinating flowers, so many colors and shapes.

Have a great day and thanks again for sharing more from 'The Adventures of Betsy and George'.

FlowerLady

Margaret Adamson said...

I have never seen so exotic Orchids before. Stunningly beautiful.

Jo said...

Hi Betsy, these are gorgeous! I'm fascinated by the blue one and the one with blood-colored splotches! Have a great day. Jo

Nancy's Notes said...

Stunning orchids, be still my heart! Season passes to the Biltmore, how awesome is that!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Betsy, what a gorgeous collection of orchids..It must be a lovely place to visit.. Have a happy day!

Linda Gross said...

Beautiful orchids! We will be down that way again next month. We won't be stopping at Biltmore this year, though.

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

wow, lovely orchids. so pretty!! so lucky that my trip worked out for my mom and I ... we got to Biltmore on Tuesday. only took 5 hrs to get there. enjoyed the home and grounds. the azaleas were amazing. the tulips were totally out. loved all the exercise. had dinner in the area. got to stay in a antique Victorian Inn ... came home yesterday. it was a ball with my mom. a fun girls day. never had such fun!! i love the area, but always forget how far away it is from VA. i love the bowling room and the pool. my favorite areas. have a great Thursday. ( :

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

INCREDIBLE beauty and you've captured it so well!! Eye candy for sure! ;) Orchids are among my favorites, too. blessings ~ tanna

linda m said...

I love orchids. Never knew there were so many different varieties. They are all just so pretty I can't pick a favorite. The "stick" ones do look very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Terri D said...

Beautiful. What more can really be said?

Out on the prairie said...

Amazing blooms. I have a small collection. They bloom a long time and offer incredible color. I love all of these.What a lovely place to live near.

Linda Kay said...

Betsy, orchids are really pretty, but I've never tried to grow one.

George said...

We always see such beautiful orchids at the Conservatory. I'm glad we go there fairly often.

David said...

Betsy, Orchids are beautiful and there are so many wild and crazy varieties! The Biltmore estate is an amazing place to visit... We love it too but it has gotten a bit pricey. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Judy said...

Oh my, the flowers are beautiful. I enjoy this time of year too although we will have a wait a bit before we see lovely flowers like those in your pictures. 'They' say we might get some snow flurries today. I hope they are wrong this time.

ladyfi said...

Wow - so many gorgeous flowers.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

The beauty of an orchid is breathtaking! They sure have gorgeous varieties that I never seen before. Yes I like the one with the spots of yellow also

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous, colorful flowers and some different ones, too! Superb captures as always, Betsy!!! Thanks so much for sharing the beauty!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

Arkansas Patti said...

You sure get your money's worth out of your yearly pass.
Every time I orchids, I think perhaps this year I will try. It is one of the most beautiful flowers out there.

DeniseinVA said...

It is hard for me to pick a favorite, they're all gorgeous! I have always enjoyed your posts from Biltmore and this place is on our bucket list. It sounds like such a neat place to visit. Have a grat day Betsy and thank you for sharing these beautiful photos.

Small City Scenes said...

They are beautiful. My Mother loved Orchids and had several in her house. My sister-in-law grows them outside in her garden---we can't all do that.
There are so many different kinds and all beautiful.
MB

Betsy said...

So beautiful Betsy. I think my favorite today is the pink/purply ones. I tried to grow orchids a few times but can kill them faster than you can blink. So sad. :-) Now I can just open up your blog to see beauty every day.
Blessings,
Betsy

Photo Cache said...

If I lived close by, I too would get a season's pass. The flowers are wonderful. They are my panacea.

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Chatty Crone said...

You are sooooooooooooo lucky!!! I looked at all of them - I have to say that my favorite is the top one - so beautiful!

Ginny said...

My very favorite is the first one! A vision in fluffy pink. Also I like that crazy one with the red stalk and blue and white stripes. It is quite patriotic! Wonder if it is a new kind?

Retired English Teacher said...

I love orchids. I am trying my hand at growing one inside. I like the yellow ones best.

Ann Thompson said...

All of them are so pretty. Some very unique. How awesome to see all of those in one place

Happyone said...

Wow, beautiful flowers.

Shug said...

Oh goodness Betsy.....these are splendid. Such beauty in each photo. I love it when you all visit your favorite place. We get to enjoy as well... Sweet hugs.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I can't pick a favourite,but I do have pictures of some similar ones taken at the Opryland Hotel.I love seeing the Orchids.

Carletta said...

I definitely like that purple and red! I think that might stem from when girls told me in high school I shouldn't wear purple because I had red hair. Nature knows better!!! :)

SweetMarie said...

such pretty flowers! I see so many new ones through your blog. :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

How cool is that spotted one? I've never seen anything like it.

Indrani said...

Lovely colorful ones! Great pics!

Judy said...

I can see why you so enjoy visiting to see all of those lovely flowers!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You are a fortunate girl, to get to see Biltmore so often! I hope to see it at least once someday. :) The orchids are all just gorgeous. I would probably choose the last one as my favorite. Have a nice weekend! It's supposed to rain here tomorrow and that will put a damper on my planting plans. I can't wait to get some flowers in my pots on the patio!

Susie Swanson said...

I can't say I have a favorite cause they all are so gorgeous they take my breath. I love orchids so much and these are out of this world.. Hugs, xo

LV said...

They are all gorgeous and so different. My eye really caught the first one. Never saw anything like it.

Betty Manousos said...

beauty!

hi betsy, these are all fantastic flower shots. i, especially, like the orcids.

enjoy your weekend

~big hugs!!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, I know how much you like Biltmore. I hope to get there some day. I love that last Orchid bloom. Gorgeous! Have a fine weekend!

Daisy said...

These orchids are so beautiful, Betsy, and I love how there are so many different kinds.

Lux G. said...

Always beautiful your photos are. :)

Linda said...

Those are remarkable! I can't pick a favorite.

diane b said...

So many different varieties and they are all lovely. Great shots too.

Rajiv Sankarapillai said...

Beautiful post ! Lovely flowers !
All those orchids are extremely cute :)
Shared on Google plus and tweeted :)
Thanks Betsy :)

Our photos said...

Wow Betsy, these are soooo nice !

Rose said...

They are all beautiful! Not sure which I would choose as a favorite.