Friday, March 28, 2008

New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show '08- Close Ups

As it turns out, I lied when I told you I would show you the Orchid show in 2 posts, I now realize that I have to do 3 posts to cover all of my favorite photos. This post , as promised, will feature mostly close-ups. As I started looking through all the photos again, I realized there are just way too many gorgeous close-ups to show at once so, you can expect more eye candy photos in the upcoming weeks. The above is a hanging basket of Miltonia (The Pansy Orchid) specifically Patricia Marie Linares.

I just love the Pansy Orchid, one of my all time favorites. There were also lots of beautiful Vanda Orchids this year, another favorite and I'll be showing those next time. This Orchid is Pacific Cloud....gee, I wonder why?

Close ups of the beautiful hanging arrangements.

I loved some of these photos so much that I created products for my new website with them. I used some of the Pansy and Vanda Orchid photos to make mugs, framed tiles, jewelry boxes and coasters. The images came out so crisp and beautiful on the products.

As we were walking through one of the rooms, we came upon this Dendrobium species, hanging right above our heads. I had to get some overall shots and close-ups of it.

Finally, a pretty group of Phalaenopsis Orchids, sharing a big pot. What I really love about the Orchid show is that they nestle the Orchids in with all the other tropical plants that are a staple in the conservatory. It makes for such a beautiful display.
In other news, in the next few weeks my new and shall I say.....much improved website will be up and running. I have to thank my husband Chris for this because he is doing it all for me and is very talented with web design. Another plus of this scenerio is that he works cheap. : )
Also, in the upcoming weeks, look for a new line of original "seed packet" art on masonite board. I'll also be turning these paintings into cool shirts and tote bags....a fun adventure.


Mosaic*Queen said...

Thank you for sharing these pictures Ruth! What a wonderful flower show!
I look forward to your new website!

Betty Jo said...

How inspiring your gorgeous photos are. Oops! I just saw a bluebird down below, must run down to that post and see it closer. They are my faves!! xoxo

NeereAnDear said...

Ruth I am in orchid heaven... I would love to see all this up close and personal... but your pics really do get me as close as you can to the real thing... and they are so beautiful


Looking forward to your new site... I have some new goodies coming within the next week and a few other surprises too

My site will be down for about three days as my host company is moving me to another server... they have gotten overloaded as they are so popular...



Melissa & Emmitt said...

Hi Ruth!
WoW! These are gorgeous! Little works of art! Your photos are amazing!
Thank you for sharing them!
:) Melissa

Brook said...

Oh so pretty!!! I enjoy all the photos very much! Thanks for sharing.


Donna said...

Oh my! They are all so beautiful. I love the one in the first photo. The colors are gorgeous!
Have a great weekend!

Abby Creek Art said...

Wowee! Those are amazing orchids. I can see why you needed three posts for these gorgeous photos! Thanks for the visual treat, Ruth.

Catherine said...

You use as many post as you need~gorgeous orchids & photos!
Wow~they look just like pansy's!
I love the colors in the fourth photo! Love the over all shots & the close~ups!
Have a lovely weekend!

CatHerder said...

Oh I love orchids!! Your pics are great...Im still waiting for Spring..they helped a little!

Gail McCormack said...

The photos are absolutely stunning Ruth. What a wonderful idea to use them as you have. Can't wait to see your new look website, lucky you having Chris. Keep up your beautiful work

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Ruth, those photos of the orchids are amazing! I love that you are able to you them for products on your website....

Ruth Welter said...

I'm glad you all enjoyed the Orchid more post to go and lots of close up pictures to pour through. : )

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Wow Ruth, you have been one busy lady with all your new and upcoming products. I have never heard of a pansy orchid before. I love sweet pansies and have them in containers all over the back deck.

Rhondi said...

Hi Ruth. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I am so excited when someone knew comes to visit! Your blog is a feast for the eyes and I love your work, especially the roses!
Hope that you'll come to visit again sometime and we can get yo know each other better.
Rhondi xo