Saturday, February 23, 2008

Flower arrangements; Orchids part 1

Today Toek came home with beautiful Orchids from the market. These flowers are incredible! Their deep fuchsia colours and shapes are fairy-like and seem almost unreal. Although I buy them regularly they keep amazing me. As a child I loved the story about a girl who was so small that she used a flower as her bed. When I look at Orchids they always remind me of that story. How lovely it would be to sit on their petals, save and surrounded by the most beautiful colours :) I love it to make flower arrangements with Orchids. They make a great still life next to a Buddha sculpture with some candles or in little vases next to your bed. They stay fresh for a very long time and keep their colours beautifully. When I look closely at orchids it seems like someone just finished airbrushing them. Their details are amazing and powdery almost like chalk drawings.
So far this post about Orchids. This week I will show you an arrangement with them. But first I wanted to show you their beauty at close range. I hope you will have a lovely weekend :))

6 comments:

vk said...

Nice photos Sas! And the colour of the orchid is lovely. I am not an orchid person and prefer wild flowers that are not so ... "perfect". But, I am always amazed at nature's delicate and perfect gifts, such as orchids. You have described them so beautifully.
Loved reading this...
Vani

Sas said...

Dear Vani,

I have the same feeling about those 'perfect' flowers like Orchids. But at the same time they intrigue me with their almost unrealistic shapes and colours.

Nice to hear you liked it anyway :)

Sas

vineeta said...

Sas, these pictures reminded me straight of Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings. Brilliant work. I love your eye and sense of colour and composition!

Sas said...

Thank you Vineeta for this beautiful compliment :)

Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings are so intriguing!

Sas

rkramadh said...

I love orchids, they are so complex structured and gorgeous! Your pictures of them are truly beautiful, thanks for sharing. I can't wait to see the flower arrangment picture.

Sas said...

Thank you Rkramadh for your lovely comment and welcome to my blog :)

So nice to hear you like Orchids too and I hope you will enjoy the new post :))

Sas