15 January 2015

January Blossoms

Heavenly January

When I walked into the grocery store after Christmas, I was pleasantly overcome by the most beautiful hyacinth aroma. I couldn't resist. I had to bring one home. Or five... (The Lizard said the pot full of bulbs was a better deal than one bulb in a glass vase, even though those glass vases of heavenly aroma are so incredibly beautiful!)

a pot full of hyacinth

I didn't invest, but the grocery store had the most beautiful blue orchids, too.

bluer than blue

It will be a while, quite a while, before my outside garden bulbs dig out...

two feet of drift

Inside flowers in winter are such a great source of beauty, inspiration and happiness.

two to go

My five-year-old neighbor gave me this for Christmas. Although I don't know yet what they will be, I suspect daffodils or tulips...

Mystery Blooms

Indoor flowers in winter also are another fantastic way to demonstrate the difference between an iPhone, a point-and-shoot and a professional-grade DSLR camera.

iPhone Christmas Cactus
iPhone

point-and-shoot Christmas cactus
Point-and-Shoot

D300 Christmas cactus
super macro of the D300

iPhone Hyacinths
iPhone

point-and-shoot hyacinth
Point-and-Shoot

D300 hyacinth
D300 with super macro

6 comments :

  1. Those orchids are some blue, really eye catching. haha yeah with that ugly snow it will be quite a while

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    1. Aren't they gorgeous, Pat??? I'd love to take one of those home with me one day!

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  2. They certainly brighten my day!! And, only a month and a half until official shorts season.

    Hey, I think there's a song in there too. Bear with me.

    If you're going to San Francisco
    Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair
    If you're going to San Francisco
    You're gonna meet some gentle people there...

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    1. Shorts season... I'm ready and waiting this year! But we still haven't been cross-country skiing yet this season!!!

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  3. It took me a minute to realise that all those bulbs in vases were NOT yours! (I could totally see you having dozens of bulbs sitting around indoors like that.)

    Those blue orchids look just like the ones I saw - of course they immediatly made me think of you. :)

    Amazing what a difference in colour between the different camera shots.

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    1. Oh, you don't know how much I'd love to have that many hyacinths inside my house, Sue! But some of the outdoors ones are beginning to be fooled into Indian Spring... they are popping up through the snow! IN JANUARY!!!

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