Archive | June 2013


Some cool Orchids images:

Image by donsutherland1
At the New York Botanical Garden’s 2011 Orchid Show “The Orchid Show: On Broadway” (Bronx, New York)—March 4, 2011

Finland National Flower

orchid bento
Image by Sakurako Kitsa
This turned out far fancier than I intended. The local grocery store was having a sale on edible flowers (.50 for 6 orchids, ridiculously cheap!), probably for wedding season. This orchid is more beautiful than anything I could make, so I thought I better showcase it.

Try as I might, I can’t bring myself to eat it. I’m going to take "edible" as "safe to touch food" and floated it in a crystal bowl of water instead.

Flowers Language

Orchid Bees on Coryanthes speciosa
Image by Hickatee
Orchid Bees – Euglossa tridentata (Euglossini) on Coryanthes speciosa, Hickatee Cottages, Punta Gorda, Toledo District, Belize

Pale rose

Some cool Roses images:

Pale rose
Image by @Doug88888
Pale rose

Bolivia Flowers Kantuta Patuju

Dog Rose – Rosa canina
Image by foxypar4
Birds seem to be in short supply around here at the moment so I am being forced to branch out into wild flowers!
The dog rose is a deciduous shrub most famous for its berries, or hips, that are high in antioxidants and vitamin C, and used to make tea and rose hip syrup.


Pink rose without frame
Image by Candie_N (Welcome Spring)
Rose without the frame

Everything’s Coming up Roses in Capri!
Image by **Mary**
All this shop sold was everything in roses – real roses, rose candles. Everything was red white and pink. So beautiful!

Flowers Blossoms and Fine Arts Have Long Gone Hand in Hand

Regarding art, few things have brought ‘flower’ inspiration to so many generations of truly artistic people the way that the natural world of garden flowers, Calla, or Tulip, Rose or Orchid amongst them has so often done. This happens to be due to the fact that we can all understand the things we are seeing around us and it’s not hard to notice appeal in something which has been created by nature. In all honesty, flower shops in Moscow agree that the biggest calling for any artist happens to be to attempt to display the beautiful aspects of nature itself by the hand of man. It could be said, too, that one of the most potent things that a painter can paint is flora. For centuries, flower designs of a lot of sorts have been incorporated into pottery, textiles, carvings, paintings and way more throughout the world. There is not a civilization we are aware of today that hasn’t, throughout one point in its existence, portrayed flowers in an artistic way. It might be told, then, that blossoms are a binding force in the kingdom of the fine arts, bonding decades of creators throughout the planet and throughout our pasts in their appreciation of the enchantment of the flower.

This unity of thoughts and motivation comes from the natural charm of blooms makes it easy to see why they, similar to the arts, are generally such a wonderful pick for gifts, also. However, art can be unaffordable meanwhile blossoms happen to be quite budget friendly in their abilities to give joy in its immediate form. Artists from Degas to Renoir and many more have all produced a magical level of dedication to help remember the same attractive blooms that are grown eternally and happen to be still here with us nowadays.

So, if you are going to participate in the arts, sketch or paint a flower and see the beautiful things you can create.

Artistry happens to have a lengthy and charming history with blossoms and how they’re painted lets us have a better understanding of their appeal.