Out of the Snow Comes the Tulip

Tonight’s post is a collection of red tulips to keep us all looking forward to spring and warmer weather.  I am most definitely looking forward to spring flowers.  By the way it is currently 24 degrees.

Butterfly Dreams

Tonights post takes us back to the warmth of summer, flowers, and butterflies.  I’m including two photos from a trip this past summer to Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, Pa.  Every summer they have a butterfly garden with many different types of butterflies.  If your in the area be sure and stop by the butterfly garden.

Hope you enjoy.

Hiding I'm Looking at You

Miniature Bee Keeper

Tonights post is photo from the Phipps Conservatory miniature railroad display.  In this scene you can see a bee keeper tending his bees as a Pennsylvania Railroad car speeds by in the background.  I really enjoy photographing miniatures and Phipps always puts together a nice show.

Bee Keeper

An Intimate Portrait of an Orchid

As some of you may have noticed I like to photograph flowers.  I’m really not sure what the allure os but I have always found them to be amazing.  Then, one day, I started taking photos of orchids and haven’t stopped since.  There is just something about the orchid that catches my eye.  I guess it’s their delicate nature that I try to capture in a photograph.  I have photographed many different types, colors, shapes, and sizes of orchids but have definitely fallen in love with the white orchid.  Todays post is an intimate look at a white orchid.

I hope you enjoy.  Which view do you like the best?

intimate 1 intimate 2 intimate 3 intimate 4

Miniature Town

One of the nice attractions at Phipps Conservatory is the miniature railroad display that they out up every year.  And every year I am just as excited as the last to photograph it.  Somehow it has a way of making you feel like a kid again.

Portrait of an Orchid

So yesterday the photography club I belong to took a trip to Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, Pa.  This is always a nice trip for those that go and we had a great time.  And on a side note we always go as a group out for a late lunch and yesterday we went to the Spaghetti Wearhouse, another one of my favorite places to go.

Hope you enjoy the flower portraits:

Orchid Tounge Orchid Purple Orchid

A Walk Through the Garden….

Recently I had a little free time and decided to stop by the outdoor gardens at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. The inside always proves to have great flowers, patterns, and details to photograph.  In my opinion the outside has some very interesting things to photograph as well.  Included are just a few shots from the walk but I think I was able to come up with a few interesting photos.

If you in the area I would recommend stopping by and taking a walk around the outside of the building.  The best part is that there is no charge to visit the outside gardens.