Monday, 1 February 2010

ORCHIDS AND BUTTERFLIES

What else can you do when you don't want to go out and garden in this horrid cold weather? Well a trip to the Glass house at Wisley seemed like a good idea. The orchids were of course putting on an excellent show at this time of year but I am still disappointed at the loss of the Singapore orchid house. One day perhaps they will construct something similar for orchid lovers again. They always are so staged in the new glass house.

Beautiful though all the same.




At present they have introduced butterflies into the Glass house so an added incentive for me to visit.

The dull skies have meant that not very many butterflies have appeared, but as they are to be there until near the end of February perhaps I will have another trip to see them.

I so enjoy seeing so many colourful butterflies on other blogs I follow around the World so it was fun to see some of them here.





19 comments:

  1. Hi Joanne, I recognize some of your flutterbys! It is so wonderful in the middle of winter to be able to visit such places!! Lovely photographs of butterflies and orchids!! ;>) Carol

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  2. Oh my I'm just speechless - probably because my mouth is hanging open a mile from seeing your pictures. Beautiful, gorgeous - they just pop as ya scroll down the screen. I can see why you are upset to lose a favorite place to see more of these gorgeous flowers. And the butterflies are wonderful too. Looks like there were plenty to hold ones attention although you said there will be even more later.
    Great post Joanne, loved seeing these beautiful orchids.

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  3. Thanks for such lovely cheerie remarks especially you RainGardener, most welcome after I have been writing more serious posts on my other blog.

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  4. Oh Joanne, what a delight, orchids and butterflies! A perfect way to help get through the cold glums of winter. Those orchids were magnificent, good specimens. :-)
    Frances

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  5. Lovely pictures. I saw the butterflies last year - it was the ideal setting for them. I could have spent hours watching them.

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  6. Lovely pictures, orchids and butterflies. The two share one thing in common - very colourful with intricate design.
    ~bangchik

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  7. Joanne, it looks like you had a wonderful time. It is amazing how many different orchids there are, and the butterflys were beautiful as well.

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  8. Winter sure is a perfect time to visit a place with so many pretty butterflies and flowers. The butterflies posed very nicely for you!

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  9. So okay, the title should have given it away but Butterflies! Eekkk, I love the photographs, they are excellent but boy do butterflies scare the poo out of me. I know they won't hurt me but I'm surprised we can co exist on this Earth, we just stay out of each others way, hehe

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  10. Lovely, how fortunate you are to visit with butterflies in such foul weather. I forgot to go inside and look at the pretties at the garden center I visited today, wrapped against the wind and caught up in a wonderland of pansies, outside.

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  11. This was a great lift for a cold winter day! Your photos are so beautiful. I think the butterflies are the orchids of the air!

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  12. Those orchids are really something.

    I think debsgarden above sums it up.

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  13. Thank you for the delightful tour! I love the feel and smell of a greenhouse in winter...and getting to hang out with butterflies is a perfect way to spend the day...gail

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  14. Not sure how I missed seeing this when you posted it!! I can almost smell the flowers and feel the warmth of the greenhouse! You sure are a talented photographer!

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  15. Beautiful... what a lovely paradise... I'm adding you to our blog list... ;)

    Hugs

    cielo

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  16. Cielo Thank you and how pleased I am to be added to your blog list. I have enjoyed visiting your blog.

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  17. What a beautiful post! I enjoyed your photos of the pretty butterflies. I bet you had a wonderful time!

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  18. Think it has all been said Joanne:) What a welcome splash of colour on a foggy February night.

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