Thursday, October 11, 2007

Some Tropical Inspiration

I wanted to post more of my photos from the tropical flower show at the NY Botanical Garden. I just have way too many to post at once so, I thought these all complimented each other nicely.

All throughout the year at the gardens, they have fabulous displays and special events. We try to go whenever we can. Along with a couple of other places, this is a favorite to visit. The two photos above are always decorated differently depending on the events that are going on at the time. During the Orchid show, they are decked out with hanging and potted Orchids all around.

Enjoy the tropical pictures...hope it brings a bit of inspiration to your day.



30 comments:

NeereAnDearCreations.com/wordpress said...

Ruth,

How beautiful... I could lose myself in the quiet solitude of such a lovely place...

Your photos are wonderful

JO

Jean said...

Beautiful pictures! The yellow flower is fascinating.

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Jo. Jean, I don't know what that yellow flower is. When we go through the garden, I usually like to take photos of the name signs throughout, that way, I know what each plant is later. My husband tends not to want to do that as I think he feels it spoils the picture. This must be one of his.

Catherine said...

How Glorious...Incredible beauty, If I lived close, I would Live there! :) Great photo's! I love the first shot...Beautiful!
Thanks so much for sharing, I am looking forward to seeing more!
Cat

Flea Market Queen said...

Oh Ruth...
what a serene place to hide myself in!
Priscilla

Charm & Grace said...

What lovely photos, Ruth. I know you must have had a wonderful time at this show. Thanks for posting a close-up of the yellow one. Quite beautiful! Love your paintings and your blog...

Tracy Hall said...

What a glorious place! You are so lucky to have somewhere like that nearby.
Loved your egg boxes too!

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Ruth, thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous photos with us all, everything is so beautiful! We love NY! Looking forward to more please! Jenn and Jacqui

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Catherine....I try to go as much as I can. There is a show that will start there soon that I really want to go too.

It is Kiku, the art of the Japanese Chrysanthemum. That looks just fabulous and I really want to go and get a lot of photos...we'll see, hopefully we will get there. I'll post lots of pics if I do go.

Ruth Welter said...

thanks Priscilla, charm & grace, Jenn & Jacqui & Tracy...it really is a beautiful place. Love their gift shop too. I've gotten some wonderful plants there. I'll post more pics in the future.

Greenie Gardens said...

This is my idea of heaven. I love the water with the lush plants! What a gorgeous place!

Janette said...

So beautiful photos!
I love those flowers too, you can´t find those kind of flowers from Finland!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Ruth, Gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing with all of us. Loved your junk drawer story. You always leave the nicest comments. Have a great weekend. ~ Lynn

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Janette & Lynn.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Wow- these photos are so inspiring!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Ruth,
Those gardens are lovely! Thank you for letting me see them!
Penny

Suzanne said...

What a peaceful and lovely place to spend an afternoon! And perhaps a place of inspiration for paintings?
Thank for sharing!

A wildlife gardener said...

I think all these photos have a common theme of serenity about them. Ver beautiful indeed :)

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks you very much ladies. Yes Suzanne, you are absolutely right, it is a good place to get inspired for a painting. : )

Rabbit Hill Creations said...

Ruth, what a wonderful escape! Such beauty in all that greenery. Love it. Thank you for sharing.

Naturegirl said...

How wonderful to see these tropical images now that the autumn winds are blowing!I love the first photo where the pots are all painted white! I once did that but painted all my pots grey and planted nothing but white flowers..really was a clean look..perhaps next year again!
I want to thank you for standing by me with encouraging words of comfort while I recover..means a lot!!hugging
you NG

Ruth Welter said...

Hey Toni & NG...it really is a wonderful place to escape to..we enjoy going there very much. They are having a special holiday display at the botanical gardens this year...I really want to go to that too. Hopefully we'll be able to make it to everything.

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Hi Ruth!

Absolutely breathtaking photographs! Your header on your blog is gorgeous! Is it new?

Very inspiring!

:) Melissa

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Melissa, yes, thanks...my blog header is new. My husband Chris just created it for me today. He's got into photo shop and is really having a blast with it. Glad you like it. : )

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Melissa, yes, thanks...my blog header is new. My husband Chris just created it for me today. He's got into photo shop and is really having a blast with it. Glad you like it. : )

NeereAnDearCreations.com/wordpress said...

Ruth I LOVE your new header!!! It's gorgeous!!!!

Hugs JO

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Jo...thanks. Chris just surprised me with it yesterday. This one, and another, so that I had 2 to pick from.

Stitcher S said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Ruth.

Your photos and blog are gorgeous, and I love your painted pieces. What inspiration!

My Pink Boutique said...

Gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing.

:)
Kimberly

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks for your visit Kimberly.