Ailsa’s travel theme this week is flowers, so I can show you my special birthday orchid which hubby bought me. Isn’t it a gorgeous colour, and when it really gets going, I’m sure it will be very ‘floriferous‘. I love that word, and now I have a chance to use it.
Orchids are amongst my favourite flowers, and the one he gave me for Mothers’ Day is still flowering beautifully.
Of course, my two can’t compare to the gorgeous display I saw at the botanical gardens in Singapore a few years ago. The National Orchid Garden is the main attraction there, and has a collection of more than 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids of orchids.
Here are just a few. Would you like light pink with dark pink centres?
Or maybe you prefer crimson and white.
How about pure white, with a few purple ones thrown in too?
Now here’s a magnificent speckled mauve.
This yellow with the crimson centre is just too gorgeous for words.
Bangkok airport is generously decorated with wonderful orchid displays.
In the Spring, there are stunning peach and cherry blossoms blooming in Beijing.
The magnolia flowers are all out at the Summer Palace.
Now let’s come back down to earth and visit our local nursery for a poinsettia.
Not so spectacular, but we usually find what we’re looking for.
Even on our roads we have flower bedecked cars. This one decorated from front to back with an elaborately crafted netting of chinchincherees, was carrying a bride on the way to her wedding.
I wondered how the driver could see where he was going.
Last but not least are the lovely flower displays in the restaurant where hubby and I went for a fabulous dinner last night. Much to my delight, there were more orchids,
and then more…….. orchids.
By now I guess you are all orchid-ed out.
Today is my umpteenth birthday, and we’re going off up the hill to eat out yet again, this time with my mom, sister and brother-in-law. Tomorrow I will fast.
Wishing you all a great weekend.