Sunday, January 24, 2010

orchids and shadows


please click on photo to see shadows up close



today is my last post from the west village for this week. the last time I passed by this florist shop I remember seeing magenta and pink orchids. aren't they the perfect antidote to winter? tomorrow I return to beautiful long island. I hope you enjoy your sunday.


this post is a part of "hey harriet's" shadow shot sunday meme hosted by tracy. thanks tracy! please go here if you'd like to participate or see more shadow shots.

17 comments:

Pietro said...

Wonderful composition, Lily! The white orchids with their shadows in the dark background make a very nice ensemble.

Hey Harriet said...

They look so much more stunning enlarged! These are exquisite! Oh and I'm absolutely smitten with your 'love refelctions' photo in your previous post! Sweeeeeeeeet :)

Hey Harriet said...

PS - Sorry to hear that you fell into a duck pond. I tried so hard to not giggle about that. But couldn't quite manage to stop myself. Photos would have been even better ;D

bobbie said...

Gorgeous flowers and lovely shadows.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful orchids. Lovely shadow shot!

Alexa said...

Gorgeous shadow shot! And just the image I need on this gray Sunday.

Daryl said...

I love those Phalaenopsis ... someone gave me a plant a few years ago and sadly it didn't last past the last bud flowering .. but I have some nice pix to remind me.

maiaT said...

What a perfect shot.They are gorgeous flowers anyway but this photo makes them more beautiful.

Sylvia K said...

How perfect, Lily! Marvelous capture! Oh, and they do look like the promise of spring! Beautiful shadows! Have a great day!

Sylvia

Paz said...

This is a beautiful shot. I think it would make a lovely painting, too.

You fell in a duck pond? Oh my! Hope you're okay and definitely dry by now.

Paz

Mark Kreider said...

Come back home... we've missed you.

Clueless in Boston said...

Beautiful flowers. Really nice detail.

Sweet Repose said...

yes they are truly perfect, I really liked them on my veranda in Florida...sigh...winter in Iowa!

missb@dragonflyvintage said...

they *are* lovely...

what did i miss about a duck pond??

Lily Hydrangea said...

I'm glad everyone liked the flowers!

About the duck pond incident, Tracy from Hey Harriet posted about an incident from her childhood where a fellow classmate was pushed into a duck pond by another child so I felt compelled to share how I had once fallen into a duck pond when I tried to jump across to an island.
I didn't elaborate on her blog but I had wanted to play with some rabbits I saw there. I was wearing a white dress. I remember looking down and seeing it coated with mud when I tried to get out of the water. I was only three (if that) and I loved that dress. I remember my brothers reactions were disbelief & then laughter after witnessing my attempt.
It always makes me smile when I think about it now.

Lily Hydrangea said...

PS

thanks everyone for your comments!

& Mark, you are very sweet!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

LOVELY! love the orchids. Perfect!

Happy day...