11/10/13

Ethereal

This weeks prompt at Our Beautiful World is brought to us by Bonita!
You know in order for this to work we need to get our photos in time for the post real life,
but life, real life sometimes give you this surprises...
I was looking for something ethereal in my garden, I knew the orchid I wanted only blooms every other year.  So I went with lilies instead.  These fragrant majestic blooms that fragrant the night and bring so many nightlife creatures to my garden.  So I sent my second best
they had just opened, as you can see by the fresh pollen, they only last the night...
And then today {blogpost, yesterday} I come home and lo and behold
my ethereal HAD bloomed... seriously, this plant blooms every other year...
It was a Mothers Day present from my son when he was little, the orchid was so tiny in order for him to be able to afford it.  So it took more than 5 years to reach the blooming age and one day it surprised me with its blooms.  I love tiny orchids and I remember the day we went into the orchid festival and I loved the sample plant and he said he would get it for me.
now this is ethereal for me, just what I wanted you to see...

tons of the tiniest orchids all clustered together, its petals a flowing mass for the wind
perfect nature


the bokeh effect is for real, no editing, just the way the light filtered from the tree

and this is just so you can compare the size with my hand

above a sea of bromeliads, beginning its fiery red blooming season
topic for another entry.
Now I can't wait to see your ethereal, please do share it with us at
http://www.our--beautiful--world--365.blogspot.com/
 
Milagros
 
 
 


11 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So beautiful!!! I loveeeeeeeee the photos!! And I got my package today!! Thanks love!!!!

Barbara said...

Wow, what exceptional flowers! Nature never ceases to amaze me.

Wendy AppleApricot said...

That is a most beautiful plant, wow... Both of them actually. That second plant really looks like out of this world. Great shots too. Happy that it bloomed just on time :) Sweet Sunday, hugs

Leovi said...

Maravillosas fotos, los colores y texturas de las flores son encantadoras! Exquisita delicadeza!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful shots!

Diane said...

Beautiful pictures, so perfect, and it bloomed just for you...a lovely post!!

mandysea said...

Oooh, its soooo delicate and fragile.. the tiny details - I think that's what makes it so exquisite.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh I love the scent of Lilies! And what stunning photos these are ... definitely Ethereal! Thanks so much for sharing them ... have a lovely week!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, what a stunning flower, and amazing photos, Milagros! Love, love, love the story of your son buying you this tiny beauty for Mother's Day, those many years ago!

Shahrul Niza said...

What a stunning orchid!!. So delicate, graceful and so glad it had bloom on time for this post!!. I am imagining it having a fragrance that of jasmine, soft and sweet. Beautiful capture, Milagros!. HUGS.

Mona's Picturesque said...

Hi Milagros (Whatta wonderful name btw)! I'm Mona and I recently found you trough 'Our Beautiful World' ♥
I really love what you are doing here :) And I'm happy to follow along from now on!