Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night. (Rainer Maria Rilke)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Vanda - She Blooms!

I always do a little happy dance when one of the Vandas is blooming!  I find this color combo a bit unusual - I bought this when the flower stalk was getting ready to bloom and had no idea what color it would be.  I admit I probably wouldn't have chosen this particular plant if the flowers had been open, but it has a certain beauty and I've grown to love it just the same.  

I like to convert the orchid photos to infrared.  I realize this is not the proper way to do an infrared photo - but I like how the orchids look and this is my version until I attempt the proper approach.  Oh,well - it's fun to try new things!  

The Anthuriums took it a bit hard when we had the colder temps for a couple of nights last week.  

I cleaned out the old debris and they're looking much better.  I will have to cover them up if we get any more cold nights.  

The Plumeria continues to drop its leaves and blooms.

They're such pretty petals.  Sometimes I bring in a fallen flower and float it in water for a day or so.

The cheery and bright yellow hibiscus greets me as I walk up the sidewalk to the front door.

I like to take photos of the backs of flowers too.  This red hibiscus is at the neighbors, across the street.

We don't get a lot of obvious color changes during autumn here in south Florida.  The preserve behind the house is still green and lush in the morning sun.

The crotons add the biggest blast of fall colors in my yard.  They look like this year round, so not really a change.  

They even have funky little flowers that look a bit like sea creatures to me! :)

I'm pleased that I got the hummingbird feeder put out last week!  I've seen them at the neighbors Firebush and then they've come over to check out my Ixora, so I hope this is a good place for it.  I've positioned it so I can see it through the window when I play the piano.  

And here's Mr. Painted Bunting giving me quite the look!  I think he's spotted me, haha!  He's probably wondering where his dinner is!  

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