Monday, March 23, 2009

Longwood Gardens Orchids



We went to Longwood Gardens over the weekend to see what was blooming. Oddly enough it's one of my 3 year olds favorite places (and mine too). Not much going on outside - some crocus, aconite and a very cool Korean rhododendron that had no foilage but beautiful purple blossoms. Inside they were having a big orchid event so I snapped a bunch of photos of some really gorgeous flowers to share...







25 comments:

Zan Asha said...

I can see why you and your daughter love the place. Very beautiful!

The Mad White Woman said...

Beautiful pictures Jennifer! Thanks for sharing them!

xoxo~ Meg said...

Those are absolutely STUNNING. I am so glad I follow your blog!

Thanks for the beautiful scenery and have a fabulous week!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Beautiful photos!

Sarah said...

Oh thank you for sharing!! No wonder she loooves it!!! I adore orchids - I have a house full of violets and my next new plant will be an orchid!!!! Beautiful!! Sarah

Jocelyn said...

Oh So beautiful! Thank you so much for brightening up my gloomy day!

Jocelyn said...

Oh So beautiful! Thank you so much for brightening up my gloomy day!

elf said...

I remember visiting Longwood Gardens as a child! Such a beautiful place. The Cleveland Botanical Gardens are also currently having an orchid show that we hope to go to Wednesday. Hope I can get as stunning photos as you did!!

Kathleen Coy said...

Beautiful photos, Jen!

StarrlightJewelry said...

those are amazing photographs. Thanks for sharing, its always a pleasure to be able to see and appreciate some of the natural beauty in the world.

I LOVE your new layout btw. It is very elegant! The monarch foal banner is jsut to awesome :)

Jennifer Rose said...

gorgeous photos! that second Orchid from the top is stunning

agoodwitchtoo said...

Breath taking pics! Thanks so much for sharing the beauty :)

betchai said...

the place is very beautiful. the first picture just looks amazing to me. and the orchids are very lovely.

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

WOW! Gorgeous photos Jen!!

Carolee said...

Gorgeous photos!! Haven't been there in a couple of years - you're maiking me want to visit SOON. :)

~ Carolee

Marie Patterson Studio said...

I haven't been to Longwood in like 10 years...it's always so beautiful. THanks for sharing those gorgeous photos......love orchids....my hubby raises some.

Five O'Clock Somewhere said...

Are those real??? They are natures works of art!

sam said...

Love the flowers Jennifer, a lovely time of year to appreciate all those colours!

Diane MacNaughtan said...

Hi Jen,
What a lovely and tranquil place to visit.
Your pic's are gorgeous!

~Diane

jane augenstein said...

Oh, Jennifer! What gorgeous photos of the flowers! They are knock you eye out beautiful!

photogchic said...

Lovely...my favorite flowers. You ever read the Orchid Thief?

Split Rock Ranch said...

OMG - Did it smell as wonderful as it looks there?!

Shinade said...

What a wonderful place!! I love all of the pictures! I have been wanting to go to the Botanical Gardens in Dallas for so long now.

Oh this makes me so determined to go!!

Beautiful!!

Jackie:-)

A Bay Horse said...

I just love that place! I haven't been in a few years. Thank you for sharing the photos!

Cake Artisan said...

Gorgeous blog and these orchid shots are fabulous!