It must be spring … or summer. Suddenly, there’s too many things going on and I don’t have as much time to sit and write about randomness again. I’ve been taking photos, with all these accompanying blog-posts running through my head, and yet nothing moves. Such is life …
I walked into a grocery store one day, and came upon these orchids. I stopped in the middle of the aisle, as I stood there and watched these blue and purple creations.
After having been to the orchid shows, I know that they were probably dyed. These orchids don’t come in these colours … or do they?
After a little research, I came across this article about electric-blue phalaenopsis orchids that stopped shoppers in their tracks at supermarkets. Hey! Did they see me do exactly just that??
Hmmm … there’s even a warning there about not even thinking of a do-it-yourself dyeing process. Were they reading my mind again?? The thought did cross my mind, but I didn’t think I was ready to try dyeing orchids; I’m still experimenting with roses and other plants. Besides, this blue dye isn’t even available, so that takes care of that.
In the meantime, I’ll just sit here and admire the colours.
That’s what I think he’s asking me, as I stood there and took pictures of him.
His name is Gucci, he’s 30 years old, and he’s a hyacinth macaw. He lives in an exotic bird store that we passed by on our drive to the soccer game last weekend. My husband is the bird lover – he had a blue and gold macaw and an orange-naped Amazon back home. Plus countless other birds, big and small. So we had to stop and take a look inside.
There were other birds in the store, but they were inside cages. I tried to take pictures of them, but they didn’t come out too good. Gucci was the only one outside on a perch, so even though he didn’t sit still long enough, I still got some decent shots of him.
Out of all the birds that my husband has introduced me to, this is my favorite. I just love that deep blue-almost purple color. He’s a pretty bird, isn’t he.
I could have spent all day on this exhibition (from Michael Bruce Florist), taking pictures from every possible angle. Maybe taking a picture of every flower on display.
This was my absolute favorite from the Flower Show. Yes, these are the color combinations that draws my eyes and that I use on my projects, so maybe I’m partial to them.
But to have the colors together on a flower! on an orchid! Wow is all I can say.