Sunday, January 16, 2011

When all the world is brown and gray...

You need to get a direct infusion of Spring.

So here's your little shot in the arm...

Now... don't be confused,
it isn't Spring here yet.
Not even close!

I took these pictures at the National Botanical Garden's conservatory.

A wonderfully large building full of light, warmth and colorful flowers.  
It also had fascinating things like kumquats, papayas, coconuts, cacao pods, and banana flowers 
(which are amazing huge things, but I couldn't get a single shot of them.)
:(


And if you ever get the chance to visit the Conservatory in DC,
make sure you take time to smell the...
big metal flowers?


22 comments:

Karen said...

Terrific shots, and such vibrant colours. A joy to look at since my world is covered in snow.

Angela said...

These are just amazing! What a beautiful place to visit and photograph. Thanks for sharing - it's so cold and blah looking here! I needed a dose of spring!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous photos!

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

These photos are like a breathe of fresh air! I am so tired of winter.

Cecilia Artista said...

Wonderful pictures!
Thank´s for sharing them!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Wow....so awe inspiring...I really like the blossoms but the textures of the fan palm frond is way cool.


FOR THE SHELL OF IT

http://hootin--anni.blogspot.com/2011/01/this-post-isjust-for-shell-of-it.html


Hope your Monday is treating you well!!!!

Nikki . said...

Wonderful photographs... love the light through the green leaf.

Andrea said...

Wonderful! I have spring fever now :) Love how the green leaves in the top one draw the eye out.

Winn (aka Koreen) said...

Oh, Colleen, this cheered me right up! Your photos are mah-velous! The color... the clarity... I think you've found your calling as a photographer. Just gorgeous!

Jane said...

Ohhh yes I needed this. Beautiful and so hopeful, sprimg will come. Lovely to visit your blog again.

EG Wow said...

I think I need to visit a botanical garden! Love all the beautiful flowers!

Jen said...

oh the colors are so crisp, love your collages, I started using photoscape to make some too!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Thanks for the look of spring. I love that big green flower shot.

lisaschaos said...

Those big metal flowers are super cool! I miss flowers, all of them, lol.

MarieElizabeth said...

I love the conservatory! My cousin and I discovered it together and will be heading back in the spring. Beautiful collages.

Jennifer said...

WOW! These are all stunning! Thank you for the shot of spring - I really needed it. All of this snow is depressing! :(

Jama said...

Stunning photos! I'm from Singapore where it's always hot with flowers blooming all year long. Want to come over?

DoanLegacy said...

Gorgeous mosaics..Love all your flower shots..just refreshing to see on a gray winter day!

Danelle said...

I love going to the botanical gardens. It's like a photographer's dream come true! :)

Brooke said...

I am loving this little dose of spring. Thanks. It looks like a beautiful place and you got some really great shots.

Alita said...

Ahhhhh now that is what I'm talkin about. Forget ice, snow, and frozen snot... HELLO FLOWERS!!!

Great shots. Even the metal flowers. :)))

Rebecca said...

What a pretty collection!