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Hi,

In this blog, I want to keep you updated as to the pictures that I am taking and where they have been taken.  It will be like a journal from me to you.  

I welcome your comments.

Stay in touch,

Diane

Yellow Orchid - Denver Botanical Gardens

February 23, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Hi Everyone,

Time for another blog post.  I'm sharing another orchid from the Denver Botanical Gardens.  These orchids have certainly been a "bright" spot in my life this winter.  The orchid show is over, now, but a new show begins March 1st.  

Stay tuned to see which flower I might blog about from the new show.  

Enjoy...Diane

Yellow OrchidYellow OrchidYellow Orchid on black background
Orchids belong to the Orchidaceae with blooms that are often colorful and often fragrant. They are commonly known as the orchid family. They are one of the two largest families of flowering plants.


White Orchid - Denver Botanical Gardens

February 06, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Hi Everyone,

I am still in the process of photographing orchids at the Denver Botanical Gardens.  They are just beautiful as always.   

I created a black background board using velvet and so many of the orchids stand out when I use this board.  

I hope that you are enjoying my photos as much as I am taking them.  Leave me a message to tell me what you think.  I would really like to hear from you.

Have a GREAT week...Diane

White OrchidWhite OrchidWhite orchid with pink center on black background. Orchids belong to the Orchidaceae with blooms that are often colorful and often fragrant. They are commonly known as the orchid family. They are one of the two largest families of flowering plants.


Burgundy Orchid - Denver Botanical Gardens

January 20, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Hi Everyone,

I have been having some fun going to the Denver Botanical Gardens this month.  They are having an orchid show from now through February 20, 2017.  I took this photo on my first trip to the orchid show.  I really like the stone background.  It makes the orchids "pop".  I will be going to take more photos of the orchids at the show so stay tuned.

Have a GREAT weekend...Diane

Burgandy OrchidBurgandy OrchidBurgandy orchids on a stem with a gray stone background. Orchids are perennials herbs that are easily distinguished from other plants, as they share some very evident shared derived characteristics, or apomorphies. Among these are: bilateral symmetry of the flower, many resupinate flowers, a nearly always highly modified petal, fused stamens ad carpels, and extremely small seeds.


Orange & Yellow Dahlia-CSU Gardens

December 16, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Hi Everyone,

I thought that I would add a new gallery today of some of my landscape photos that I took in the New England States but am not sure if that is how I want to go.  I still want to give it more thought.  

This dahlia photo was taken at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.  In the summer, they have beautiful flower gardens with many different types of flowers.  Many people walk among the flower beds to view them.  It is a wonderful place for me to go because living in Estes Park, Colorado does not give me an opportunity to grow many different kinds of flowers because of our harsh climate.  The sun is very intense here and it is also dry.  I live at 8,000 ft. above sea level and flowers die very quickly because of the sun and dryness.  

So on this day, I went to their dahlia beds and shot many types of dahlias and this is one of them.  I love the orange and yellow colors of this particular flower. What do you think of the colors?  

I want to wish all my website visitors a very happy Holiday season and I wish you all a wonderful New Year filled with love, friendship and good health.  Also, safe travels as you visit with family and friends near and far...Diane.

Orange & Yellow DahliaOrange & Yellow DahliaClose-up of an orange & yellow Dahlia that fills the frame. Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native to Mexico. The Dahlia was declared the national flower of Mexico in 1963. The tubers were grown as a food crop by the Aztecs.


Autumn Gold

December 02, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Hi Everyone,

It's been a long time since I've written on my blog.  I was gone for the whole month of October visiting the New England States.  My husband and I had a really good time.  Then, about 1 1/2 weeks after I got back from our trip, my computer crashed and so it took my IT guy about 2 weeks to get all my photos and apps back on my new computer.  So I am just now getting myself organized and ready to start entering posts on my blog.

I took this photo of a sunflower before we left.  It was growing in my husband's garden and I loved the various shades of gold in the flower in contrast with the green leaves and stem.  Fall is a favorite time of the year for me and this flower just made me all warm inside.  

I really liked some of the pictures that I took on our trip, too.  So I may just start a new gallery of New England pictures.  Stay tuned for more to follow.  

Enjoy the Holidays and have a GREAT weekend,

Diane

SunflowerSunflowerClose-up of a gold sunflower from my husband's garden. Helianthus or sunflowers is a genus of plants comprising about 70 species in the family Asteraceae all of which are native to North America except three species in South America. The common name, "sunflower", also applies to the popular annual species Helianthus annuus, the common sunflower. This and other species, notably Jerusalem artichoke, are cultivated in temperate regions as food crops and ornamental plants. The domesticated sunflower, H. annuus, is the most familiar species. Perennial sunflower species are not as popular for gardens due to their tendency to spread rapidly and become invasive.

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