Squirl's Nest

Thursday, July 27, 2006

A trip through the Garden Part 2

Of course there were many more plants there. Here are various shots that I got. That time of year is the orchid exhibit, too. So, yes, I had to get some of those too.


Here is the start of the orchids. I like 'em best when I click on them and choose All Sizes so I can see the large version.

Well, that's it for part two. Hope you enjoyed it.


Blogger SierraBella said...

Am I first?
Love the orchids! They didn't all download for me, but I'll try again or go to Flickr.
What, no Ichabod???

Thu Jul 27, 01:58:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Sierrabella, yes, you are first! So nice to see you. I'm always sorry for folks with dial-up when I put up the pictures. I just can't help myself.

Ichabod didn't go with me on that trip. I went with a friend of mine. She's the one who's taught me just about everything I know about flowers and photograghy.

Thu Jul 27, 02:06:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Jeckyll Island Georgia Old Keith would LOVE these images.

Thu Jul 27, 02:08:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Mr B, I'm a little slow today, but I think your message is a joke on Georgia O'Keefe???

Thu Jul 27, 02:10:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Slow you ain't Sqrrrl. Right on the cashola I'd say. :)

Thu Jul 27, 02:21:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

All right! I hate to miss a good pun. :)

Thu Jul 27, 02:22:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

A good one? Wear, wear?!?!

Thu Jul 27, 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous wordgirl said...

Holy crap...those are great pictures. I hope Michigan is cooler right now than Texas is.

Thu Jul 27, 03:01:00 PM  
Blogger Circus Kelli said...

Wowzer, those are some beautiful pictures! The one of the "green and white" orchid looks a bit like a funny face. :)

Thu Jul 27, 03:10:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Mr B, they're, they're

Wordgirl, thanks! Yes, it is cooler here, even though it's pretty warm by our standards. I don't know how you stand it there. I have been over to your blog just haven't commented. :)

CK, thanks! I love those flowers. Even though they're gorgeous, they are kinda clown-like. Maybe they should be on your circus blog. tee hee

Thu Jul 27, 05:31:00 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

The MN Zoo has a great butterfly garden. It's always one of our first stops when visiting there.

Thu Jul 27, 07:09:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

tshsmom, I'm so glad you get this experience, too. There's nothing quite like it.

Thu Jul 27, 07:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

That was a great shot of those brightly-colored butterflies. It looks like they had quite a variety in the exhibit! The one I've been to only had 3 or 4 types of butterflies.

And the orchids! W.O.W. Just gorgeous varieties. You've got some frame-able shots here. Really quite lovely.
I was surprised at the one that was white and all ruffly. It doesn't even look like an orchid to me. But the purple one that is ruffly makes it so I can kind of tell how the white one might have evolved, so to speak.

Really lovely photos. Good job on those.

Thu Jul 27, 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Amber said...

I feel like I've just been to a pretty factory!


I love the orchids!

Nice pictures, Squirl.

Thu Jul 27, 07:20:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Danielle, they do a pretty good job of getting a variety of butterflies. It's only for a couple of months so I guess they can be extravagant. I know those flowers look so different but they were in with the other orchids. I was fascinated by them all. Thanks!!

Amber, you're welcome. I'm glad to share the pretty. Thanks!

Thu Jul 27, 07:31:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

I do love me some orchids!! Stunning photos, sis!! And those flutterbyes?? WOW! What vivid colors!! Thanks for the beauty-break!

Fri Jul 28, 01:41:00 AM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

I don't know one flower from another, but I do know quality photos and those photos kick ass.

Fri Jul 28, 09:26:00 AM  
Blogger LadyBug said...


I love the butterfly shots. And, is it just me, or do those first few orchid shots look really...umm...erotic?


Fri Jul 28, 10:28:00 AM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

I don't know, but I felt the need for an afterglow cigarette after viewing them and I don't even smoke.

Fri Jul 28, 11:33:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Eclectic, thanks, and you're so welcome. I feel that it's just as much fun to show my pictures as it was to be there in the first place.

Bone, why thank you. Maybe we could display some of my photos with your styrofoam art display.

Ladybug, thanks! So, um, are you and Deputy Dad going to be checking out any orchid shots tonight? wink, wink, nudge, nudge...

Bone, I know they're exotic plants. Maybe erotic is more the word for it.

Fri Jul 28, 11:48:00 AM  
Blogger Effie said...

Some of those flowers look as if they are faces--ready for dinner and hungry! They remind me of "Little Shop of Horrors", a musical I was in once...as a Doo-Wop Girl...ah, yes, those were the days...

Alarm goes off at 7 and you start up to-own
You put in your eight hours
For the powers
That have always been
Til it's five p. m.

Then you go DOWNTOWN
Where the folks are broke
Where your life's a joke
Where depression's just Status Quo
Down on SKID ROW
Down on SKID ROW
Down on skid row, down on skid row, down on skid ROOOOOOW!

and so on, and so forth...

Fri Jul 28, 11:52:00 AM  
Blogger Effie said...

um, I mean--lovely pics once again--I love orchids...and so many pretty butterflies...

Fri Jul 28, 11:52:00 AM  
Blogger Von Krankipantzen said...

Those orchids are incredible. My mom can grow them like nobody's business but I killed one off in less than 2 weeks.

Fri Jul 28, 01:45:00 PM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

Your work is much more artistic in nature and worthy of praise. Mine is an ass whooping just waiting to happen.

Fri Jul 28, 02:30:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Effie, Little Shop of Horrors could be reall scary if set in a place like this. :) Thanks!

Kranki,, thanks. I know, I didn't have to grow these, either. Makes me tempted to try one, though.

Bone, um, I would rather look at your foam art than impressionist paintings any day. I know, I was just at the art museum last Sunday.

Fri Jul 28, 02:43:00 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

I LOVE the fog coming from the water bed. That's so cool.

I have never tried to grow orchids. Some say it's difficult, some say it's easy. Maybe I'll just stick with my plastic geraniums.

Fri Jul 28, 02:46:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Jim, I have more fog pictures coming in the third set. Hope you like those, too. And those plastic geraniums will never let you down.

Fri Jul 28, 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Lori said...

My Grandmother still works thre every Wed. She also has a free pass for me that she gets every so many hours of volunteering, which is over 3000 hours now. I love my Grandma so very, very much. Those plants have been in there for years now and at one time, her Gardenia was on display in the little Victorian Garden for a good 5 years. Now we have a family brick in there. Interesting place. My local Flickr group may be taking a trip through the acerage there this coming month which is something I am looking forward too.

Fri Jul 28, 08:08:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Lori, now that I've met your grandmother I'll look for her if I go on a Wednesday. Hope you have a great time when you go. I'll have to check out your pictures.

Fri Jul 28, 09:59:00 PM  
Blogger JD's Rose said...



Sat Jul 29, 01:41:00 AM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

You've certainly out done yourself :-). This set is just beautiful!

I love orchids, they are by far my favorite flower. Thanks for brightening my day!

Sat Jul 29, 09:24:00 AM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Beautiful photos. I’m impressed. I am also envious, but don’t tell anyone about my envy.

Sat Jul 29, 02:24:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

JDR, thanks!

Kittn, thank you and you're welcome.

Nick, thanks, and, um that last bit, it's just between you and me. ;)

Sat Jul 29, 02:48:00 PM  
Blogger Nilbo said...

I LOVE orchids ... BEAUTIFUL pics, darlin' ...

Sat Jul 29, 09:05:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Nilbo, thanks! So nice to see you around. :)

Sat Jul 29, 09:22:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

I find orchids hard to resist, but since I tend to kill even sturdy plants, I've thus far avoided owning any.

Sat Jul 29, 09:50:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bucky, I think they're gorgeous, too. Have never tried to grow any, though. Glad you enjoyed.

Sat Jul 29, 10:16:00 PM  
Blogger Humble Beginnings said...

Nice pics.. too bad it isn't a scratch and sniff pic.. (snicker)

Sun Jul 30, 03:12:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

HB, thanks! That would be great for the flowers. I think it might get a little weird or gross, depending on who's blogging. ;)

Sun Jul 30, 05:38:00 PM  

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