Monday, April 5, 2010

Orchids

Happy Monday, everybody! How was your Easter? Today was the last day of the boys Spring Break, so we decided to get out and enjoy the sunshine by heading to the zoo. We had a great time looking at all the animals -- everything from zebras, to rinos, giraffes, tigers, and my personal favorite -- the polar bears! The boys were more interested in the jaguars and river otters, and the sweetest little baby orangutan.

In the greenhouse, I came across these lovely orchids and had to snap a pic to share with you all.


Aren't they gorgeous? I love photographing flowers. They have so much personality. A living work of art. I like this quote by Terri Guillemets, "If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom." There's something so hopeful about flowers. Despite the fact that they're born to be picked and die, they keep right on blooming, lifting their beautiful faces to the sun and drawing strength from the earth, all for the chance to fill our hearts with gladness for a moment.

Well, I'm going to keep this short and sweet for tonight. Gotta be ready to get back in the swing of things tomorrow! Hope you all have a great evening.

1 comment:

  1. I love orchids. This is a phenomenal photograph.

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Thank you so much for taking a few moments to brighten my day!

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