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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Orchids in Barbados


It is Father's Day today in Canada, above you can see a photo of my wonderful husband John. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect partner and father for our two sons. These photos were taken on our cruise last year in Barbados. We visited Orchid World which has over 2,000 orchids and I think I took a photo of each variety. I thought you might enjoy having a look at a few of them, I tried to capture them with the light shining through the petals, it really makes glow. I've been thinking they would be wonderful photos for inspiration for watercolours. I love the little faces in the fourth photo. The third photo shows how some of the orchids were just attached to a wire fencing to get the moisture from just the air, found that interesting. It was very humid.

19 comments:

  1. Hi Jean,
    When I read Barcelona, I thought you were here in Spain!!!! Lovely photos!!
    Glad you have such a wonderful husband!
    Warm regards,
    Meli

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  2. So silly of me, we did go to Barcelona last year too, it was wonderful but this was a mistake, thank you so much for noticing!

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  3. Those orchids are exquisite and husband is handsome too. Sounds like you are a very happy couple.

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  4. Jean, The flowers and husband are lovely!!!

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  5. Thanks so much for your comments Margaret and Patty. The flowers and John are lovely, lol. We are very happy and enjoyed our trip together very much. John is retired now and works with me with my mini business every day so I'm so lucky. I never dreamed life would turn out this way.

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  6. You did a wonderful compliment to your husband ... I am sure that he was flattered! Orchids are beautiful :-)

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  7. Beautiful pictures Jean, thank you for sharing them with us. It's also Father's Day here in the UK today. xx

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  8. beautiful flowers, dazzling colors, great pictures! thank you for sharing with us!

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  9. Jean, do you know that orchids are our national flowers? :) In particular the species called Vanda Miss Joaquim http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanda_Miss_Joaquim, kind of look like the 3rd pic.

    :)

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  10. OLA JEAN ,MARAVILHOSAS SUAS FOTOS DAS ORQUIDEAS,UM OTIMO E ILUMINADO COMEÇO DE SEMANA...BJS

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  11. so beautiful!!!!! thank you for sharing with us Jean ♥

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  12. Beautiful flowers Jean - such a variety of colours and shapes. Your husband is very easy on the eye too!!!!!!

    Carol xox

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  13. Thank you so much Flora, I think John was pleased but he is always very modest. It was such an amazing world of orchids. Jean♥

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  14. You are very welcome Debbie, so much fun going through the photos and it is nice to show them. So Father's Day is another holiday we have in common. Jean♥

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  15. Thank you Cockerina, I find the colours amazing too. Such unique blends. Jean♥

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  16. Sans, I had no idea Orchids were Singapore's flower, thanks so much for mentioning that, I will go and have a look at your link. Lovely flower for you to have, ours is a dogwood, interesting but just not as exciting. Jean♥

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  17. Ivani, Thank you so much, I didn't even need to translate you message. Jean♥

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  18. Kim, you are very welcome.

    Carol, I told John what you said and he was very pleased, he really worked on his tan while we were away, lol.

    Jean♥

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  19. You have a very handsome husband! and love the orchids~ and your minis too!

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