Thursday, March 21, 2013

Orchid Photos by Chablis

The other day we took a drive to Villa Park to go to Hausermann's Orchid Farm.  The last time we were there was 2 years ago and I posted about it here

It was a cold Chicago day, about 14 degrees, but it was toasty warm and sunny in the greenhouses....




Even Snoopy had a good time checking out the flowers....


Chablis took a bunch of pictures this time so I asked her to do a guest post for me highlighting her favorites ....

I had the best time taking pictures at the orchid farm, the flowers were outrageously beautiful. I ended up taking 150+ photos!! And trust me I could have taken a lot more but I tried to restrain myself <LOL> I chose a select few to share will you all - hope you enjoy!

Chablis
 

 

I think this one looks like a mouth with 2 front teeth and a tongue.....

 

 











Here's to sunny days and warmer temperatures!

24 comments:

  1. The color is so intense. Hard to believe they are real.

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    1. The colors are gorgeous. They grow them all that way with those colors. They are stunning.

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  2. The orchids are beautiful! I'm always tempted to buy one when I see them but they are so expensive and I'd probably kill it so I haven't bought one yet. Nice way to spend a cold afternoon!

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    1. Chablis bought one. I waver back and forth cuz I don't have a good window to put one in.

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  3. Those are some gorgeous photos Chablis! Very vibrant! :o)

    Must feel strange walking into a hothouse when it's so cold outside...

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    1. She got some good pictures. And the heat felt heavenly!

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  4. Excellent pictures. Where is a picture of the one you bought?

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  5. Tell Chablis nice shots! What beautiful flowers.

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    1. She will really appreciate that compliment coming from you. She just bought a new camera and has been practicing.

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  6. What beautiful orchids! I'm sure you enjoyed your nursery visit. We need to take a trip to one soon as spring is here.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. I always forget how much I enjoy going there.

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  7. ...and putting the snow boots away!
    Great shots Chablis!

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    1. Thanks Cathy - she is practicing her techniques and I think she's getting pretty good.

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  8. Wow, look at the Orchids.. one of my
    favorite flowers. I do have 6 on my
    front oak tree and they all look like
    they might just start to bloom soon.
    They love the outdoors in my neck of
    the woods...
    Lovely photos and I would have loved
    to go there!
    Sandy

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    1. I'd love to see them blooming outside - I'd love if you took some pictures.

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  9. What a nice day to be inside a warm greenhouse. I have never tried to grow orchids but they are each one so elegant and exquisite. I love the last photo with the frond in front of the orchids. Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. My dad has a green thumb and they respond well to him. Chablis bought one so we'll see if we can nurture it.

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  10. Chablis took some excellent photos!!!! Has she thought of a career in photography? Absolutely gorgeous shots!

    I love orchids, but have killed every single one I have had :(

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    1. I think she'd love a career in photography. My dad is our orchid King!

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    1. Thanks you so much and thanks for coming by!

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    1. That is HIGH praise coming from you Brian and you just made Chablis' day! She said she can't wait to discuss photo techniques with you in May.

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