5.17.2009

Buds Dressed in Raindrops

A few days ago I posted two images of buds dressed in rain drops....
So many wonderful comments and guesses were shared. Here are the guesses that came the closest:

Eco Rover suggested: some sort of orchid
Frontier Mom: I vote Lupine...but if it's a Fairyslipper, will you please take another photo of it in bloom?
Caroline: Is it a lady slipper?
Healingstones: is it a wild orchid of some kind - it has that long shape?
Dream With the Fishes: I'm going to take a guess anyway and say some kind of orchid.

The little buds are still developing, not a blooming flower yet
so I will share a photo from last year
I present to you the glorious and lovely scented
tiny little, wild orchid;
Fairyslipper


Frontier Mom guessed Lupin, but she did have the intuition to name the fairyslipper.
Please contact me ( I don't seem to be able to contact you) so that I can give you a greeting card!

17 comments:

  1. Wonderful, are there wild orchids everywhere?

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  2. Orchids seem to be rare to find, perhaps that makes them more precious?!
    This little orchid is my hearts delight, so I remember where I have seen them, and I wait and watch as they begin to appear. One leaf, one stem, one lovely scented flower.

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  3. Oh bummer I missed this one!!! Whoohoo - how fun hon!!

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  4. Wild orchids are a rarity in Europe now, this is so pretty and delicate!

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  5. Lovely! is it smaller and more delicate than the usual Ladyslipper? Or is it the same thing?

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  6. Wow! In a way I was right, as those are what I remember the Scarlette family called ladyslippers. They are exquisite, and I am glad to hear they are actually orchid! What a beautiful thing. I am sure they do not grow here.

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  7. So beautiful,when I go for a walk in nearby nature resort,I surch for wild orchids and than Im happy.I just need to do that more often.Greetings from Sandra

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  8. A wonderful flower! Beautiful shot.

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  9. Beautifully captured, orchids are always nice to see.

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  10. Simply stunning! I think that I saw one in a garden shop and it stopped me in my tracks!!

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  11. Tammie ~
    I can't believe you've found a fairyslipper...it's been so positively chilly this spring! Lovely! I'll send you a note with my email.
    Happy week,
    Cynthia

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  12. Congratulations to the winner! I had no idea - I just don't know the names of them. It's very pretty!

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  13. This is just gorgeous! And the name fits it perfectly! I absolutely love this delicate little flower. Thanks for visiting me ;)

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  14. Tammie: Beautiful orchid from the wild, great colors.

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  15. Beautiful macro work here!

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  16. Oh my...that is so beautiful...glad to know I was sort of close...

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  17. Wonderful to look at the wild orchid. MB

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Warm greetings to you~

Thank you for visiting and also for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Seeing through your eyes and heart mean so much to me!

Tammie