5.10.2013

Fairy Slippers and Friends


above are beginning stages of the lovely Calypso wild Orchid
known as the Fairy Slipper


this tiny forest flower
has won my heart with it's smiling face
and unique beauty
 ~
some more early spring flowers,  
Spring Beauty:
Buttercup:
 
Pussy Willows, which the butterflies love:

Spring flowers are such a joy 
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34 comments:

  1. Beautiful series. Perfect moments recorded.

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  2. These are such special wild ones.
    Nicely done.

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  3. A tonic to untone the eyes with.

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  4. I love fairy's slippers. And Lady's Slippers, too! We were traveling in Northern California one Spring. Stayed with some folks in the hills. the woods there were filled with lady's slippers. It was such a magical place. And the lady we stayed with? lol Her name was Scarlett.

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  5. Tammie, You know I'm jealous! My Fairy Slippers are still fast asleep under drifts of snow. I only hope I get to see a few this season. Last year, a cold snap in late May were their demise - I only found one to admire.

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  6. What a fabulous sequence of photos!

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  7. Lady slipper orchids are my most favorite....now to find there is a fairy slipper, too?! *swoon*

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  8. Fairy slippers indeed, they're so dainty and that third capture is so incredibly beautiful in every little detail! I love the pink stamens in Spring Beauty and those shiny sunshine petals of the buttercup.
    I can understand why the butterflies would love the Pussy Willows. I feel like a butterfly just looking at them!

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  9. Beautiful photos! I have seen very few Calypsos around here this spring and suspect the dry weather has hampered them. The same for Springbeauties although I encountered lots of them today at about 5500 feet next to some remaining snow banks.

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  10. ...ooooooooooooOoh! ~ thine picturebox muse makes to for mine kettledrum heart doth to sing with much excitement!...
    ...thankyoU! ~ for sharing thine forestry maiden's beauty! ~ blessed be! ~ dear kindred heart!...(O:

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  11. How exquisite -especially the fairy slippers.

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  12. Here almost do not care if a flower is ugly or pretty, anyway his picture is beautiful ... very beautiful.
    Have a good one, Tammie.

    Tomás.

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  13. Stunning series of images.

    Thomas (http://walkthewilderness.net)

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  14. the wild orchid is extraordinary! love the pussy willows, too.

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  15. such delicate spring flowers. I love the slippers! :<) beautiful shots Tammie.

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  16. Each one is a work of art. I love fairy slippers and the details in the white flower look like they were added with a paint brush! Enjoy your weekend, my friend!

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  17. The butter cups and pussy willows are my favorites. Good to stop back again.

    Would love to see yellow violets!

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  18. Such splendidness here!

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  19. TL - amazing spring beauty and beautifully captured and shared. I love going on you walks of discovery. Thanks. B

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  20. Beautiful! Love spring flowers! LOVE pussy willows.
    I had a comforter on my bed, as a child that was covered in pussy willows. They didn't have red stems though ... these are fantastic!
    OH! And your son got married .. so you are a momma so Happy Mother's Day Tammie!!!!!

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  21. Beautiful ... time to dream and admire your photos ...
    Photos with soul ...
    A kiss friend!

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  22. We can feel in your photos Tammie , the love you feel for the beauties of nature..
    Thank you to share these precious moments ..the fairy tales of spring..just superb..:) ♥

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  23. These are truly gorgeous! =)
    I think I've never seen the spring beauty on photo #4, I love their pink and yellow details! and such fun and sweet babes the pussy willows you've got here! :)

    I really enjoyed your photos!
    (as I all time do)

    Lovely spring to you! :)

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  24. Yes,a joy they are!!
    Look how shiny the petals of the butter cup are. Maybe from holding butter? The wild orchid here is known as lady's slipper or moccasin flower. So rare and such a treat to find.

    Another one I like this time of year are shooting stars, do you have those?

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  25. Beautiful Orchid with friends :-)
    Joyful spring it is!
    Rune

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  26. Wonderful Tammie and wonderful colors. Our wild orchids are just beginning to bloom also.

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  27. Wow, these pictures are stunning :D

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  28. Oh, the beauty and the poetry, the embrace and expression of the buds, blossoms and blooms … you capture their images so … perfectly.

    ::sigh::

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  29. Ah, the delights of spring that so many overlook. I like the old saying ' look after your pennies and the pounds will look after themselves' or cherish the little things for they fit into your heart and are a treasure forever.The big vistas, though lovely, we cannot gather unto us for they are too vast but the little jewels we can always call upon in times of trouble or in long winter nights.

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  30. Beautiful Tammie! It always seems such a miracle these and other delicate blooms sleep within the earths crust during the intense cold of winter. The Fairy Slipper is such a marvel and you have captured its magic exquisitely. Joyous indeed! Thank you!

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  31. I love your fairy slippers! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on mine. It was partly you who inspired me to get a macro lens. I had no idea how much skill goes into using it but I'm slowly learning with the help of a friend.

    Your photos of the natural world are spectacular, as always. Isn't it wonderful to see flowers after a long winter?

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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