Monday, January 16, 2012

Garden Paradise


Longwood Gardens is the best place to chase away the winter doldrums...


Coral Pea above, a tiny flower from a carnivorous plant below.



A type of beautiful kalanchoe above, lily below. 
(I used my new  macro lens, can you tell:)



A colorful, tropical Aechmea above, several types of orchids below...







Love these pretty salmon and pink primrose below. They had them mixed with a yellow Marguerite daisy and daffodils. Spring bliss!


"I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty."
Georgia O'Keeffe



Canada geese enjoying the sunny day on the lake. 



Owl update. Saw the pair over the weekend, they look happy and healthy.
 Even managed to get a few good photos.


13 comments:

Screaming Feline said...

Those are some beautiful flowers. Once again you did an amazing job of capturing them!

Studio at the Farm said...

Love all your flower photos, Jen, especially the lily! It is COLD and snowy here [not our usual weather] so I will warm my hands on your sunny, warm flower pics.
Zoe is adorable in this photo!!!

TARYTERRE said...

I'm feeling better. On the mend, at long last. Imagine my delight to discover spring on your page. What a sight for sore eyes. LOVED all the photos. But my favorites were the pretty salmon colored Primroses, your daughter on the bench and those precious owls.

Robin Larkspur said...

So envious of your macro lens. Your photos are fantastic, lucky girl! The owls are amazing, I would love to see them in person (in owl??) The colors at Longwood are enjoyable.

Tammie Lee said...

oh it is wonderful to see your flower photos in the midst of winter, i was even sighing out loud!

Tammie Lee said...

and the owls!!! special!
and that precious little girl, what a beautiful photograph.

Deborah Adams,Long Beach, California. said...

Love the burst of color for the Winter months! Thank goodness for Conservatories! :-)

Once Upon an Equine said...

Beautiful owls! The flowers are stunning, but wow! I love those owls. And those gardens look like a breath of fresh air in wintertime.

Kristen said...

I have yet to see an owl, my mom has one that lives near her barn which is right next to my house but I have never seen it. One day I'm going to have to camp out there and wait.... The flower pictures are amazing and of course your daughter is cute as a button!

BeBe said...

These flower shots are just unreal, so incredible and the colours are delicious!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

gorgeous flower photos :D really wish there was a place like that around here

Moonlyf said...

Gorgeous pictures!!! The colors you captured in the hibiscus are luscious.

ruthie said...

How wonderful to see these beautiful floral photographs when here everything is still sleeping. Im so looking forward to Spring now! and the owls, I only ever hear the ones in the woods here!