Monday, August 3, 2009

oooh she's so purdy

I noticed around 6:00 pm Odette was going to be blooming tonight. Odette was a friend of my moms who passed away a few years ago from cancer. Mom, on one of the visits over to Odette's asked if she could pinch a piece of her night orchid off and try to grow one. Well, my mother had an unbelievable green thumb. That one lil piece has multiplied by many and even passed on many plants to others. So, here is an Ode to Odette, gone but never forgotten, her beauty lives on. We enjoy it several times a year. The last time was in April when I highlighter. She only blooms late at night. So, I stayed my butt up last night to capture this for ya'll...enjoy!
This is taken at 9:00pm and shot till 1:00 am
the above stage reminds me of LiL shop of horrors.. Feed Me Seymour

one of my favorites the swirl of the center..blow it up and enjoy it
I wish ya'll could smell it, it is just as divine as a magnolia
except it smells the whole area up you know it is blooming when you step outside
she gets so big I can hardly get all of her in the picture


pretty cool, covering the flash up
another cool one




xoxo
dar

Geaux Get Your Read On!

xoxo
dar

Geaux Get Your Read On!
xoxo
dar

Geaux Get Your Read On!

44 comments:

blognut said...

How long do they stay like that after they bloom?

blognut said...

Heh.

Y'all see I'm first again, right?

blognut said...

I probably don't even have to point it out to you anymore.

blognut said...

Braja would've beat me except for she out cavorting with caffeinated beverages and dingos.

blognut said...

And now she will probably find a way to use her powers to take me down.

blognut said...

*hiding*

*running away*

I'm entering the witness protection program again.

darsden said...

blognut-you are so funny and have been on it a while now with number ones :-) she is closed back up by mornings light..doesn't re-open. I missed 2 blooms already, don't know how but I did. The most we have had bloom at the same time is 6..the smell oh the smell..if I could bottle it, I would be rich!

Kathy said...

mmmmmmmmmmm how cool!

Beth said...

I've never seen or heard of those. Fascinating.

darsden said...

Kathy-it is pretty cool huh, thankyou

Beth-glad I could enlighten you a lil :-))

An Open Heart said...

Your photos ROCK! My oh, my, what heavenly gifts! Bottle the scent, how about selling the photos! And, yes, She is purdy!
S

blueviolet said...

That was well worth staying up for! Absolutely beautiful!

darsden said...

An Open Heart-thank you very much, I know I drown ya'll in photos :-) but I am not a writer I am a picture taker.

blueviolet-yes, it was esp considering my mom is out of town and missed it. She will be happy I stayed up pass my 9:00 bedtime..LOL just for the pictures and of course all you guys :-)

Smart Mouth Broad said...

That is so cool, dar! Thanks for sharing it with us. How sweet that you named the orchid after your friend.

Kelly's Ideas said...

Very pretty - love love flowers - especially the smelly good kind!
Love,
Kelly
http://www.ivebecomemymother.com

Maggie said...

They are gorgeous! =)

darsden said...

SMB-thank you I appreciate it and you coming by. The plants that come from friends and family get the names, that's how we roll :-)

Kelly's ideas-Welcome com'on in and visit a while I appreciate you signing up on the side bar over there. Com'on back anytime. Thank you they do smell divine!

Maggie-thank you very kindly, good to see you too

darsden said...

hey I just saw braja yoga ing thru here see her over there...blog frog never lies :-)

♥ Braja said...

You're amazing Darlene....and so is Odette.

Odette??! I LOVE that name :))
What a gorgeous partner for Michael!!

darsden said...

Braja-thank you I think you are trying to make me blush again. How sweet and kind of you to say something like that. Odette - is something isn't she, I wish you could smell the divine fragrance she puts out.
It is intoxicating.. :-)

Joanna Jenkins said...

What a beautiful picture show. Thanks :-)

otin said...

I am around everyday, my southern florist gal! That one at the top looks like a venus fly trap! I think Michel will be back later this month(Kind of a guess) Your peeps are still here, don't worry! :)

Gaston Studio said...

Girl, you've got a really serious relationship going on with that camera of yours! Keep on rocking!

KC said...

What a gifted photographer you are. You captured Odette beautifully. Thank you.

Hit 40 said...

Just amazing!!! I hope you had a nice drink to enjoy while the flower popped open :-) Sounds very peaceful and relaxing.

Wonderful to have a little something to remember a dear friend.

Pastor Sharon said...

Dar, That is amazing! How incredible that it blooms at night!

darsden said...

Joanna Jenkins- thank you :-)

Otin-just checking on you man, I am losing people left and right on the side over there. They must be bored to tears because of the pictures!

Gaston Studio-sssh don't tell anybody I am addicted! Thank you hope it's not too boring.

KC-thank you very much and good to see you :-)

Hit 40-thank you very much, Girl you know I only drink water :-) or power aid...or...lol

Pastor Sharon-thank you very much, yes, we found out by accident one night too. All are in my prayers Pastor. big {hugs}

laughingwolf said...

so cool, thx dar :)

otin said...

Who did you lose? Blogland has been a bit funny lately, I agree with you, maybe people are just Summer time busy! Damn Them! LOL!

jojo said...

well worth staying up for! Thanks Dar...it's gorgeous...

Medora said...

Wow wow and wow! Pretty pretty!

darsden said...

laughingwolf-thank you, good to see you!

Otin-I lost two but I gained two..I know who I lost and it's sad..could be blogger, or it could be they are allergic to pollen..dunno

jojo-yes she is, and thank you :-)

Heidi said...

I wonder if they will grow here in Vermont. I'll have to ask Hus. He planted a cherry tree here for me this summer after I read Memoirs of a Geisha and asked for one.
That is a very beautiful flower and since I am up late every night, it's a perfect flower.

Susan said...

Odette is stunning. And so are your photos!

Reddirt Woman said...

Absolutely positively one of the most beautiful flowers I've seen yet in your array of blooming beauties. If it smells like magnolia I understand leaning in for the close-up. You heard Odette say she was ready for her close up, Mr. DeMille... There are not enough adjectives to describe her beauty. Thank you for sharing.

I fell on my knee this evening. Hopefully it's just a subdermal hematoma. I posted the photos and a story...

xoxox

Mary Ellen said...

What a lovely flower - I don't think I've seen one that's white all over (inside and out).

Lilly said...

wow how amazing - never seen one before now. Loved the photos - how long a time period did you do that over? Shame we have no scent on our blogs he he. Odette is one gorgeous gal and her beauty does live on. I bet you inherited your Moms green thumb, no?

Anonymous said...

WOW! Gorgeous!

((((HUGS))))
CoastalKansan

Eternally Distracted said...

Ace pictures and I LOVED little shop of horrors when I was a kid :0)

JennyMac said...

WOW...gorgeous pics! I want one!

otin said...

Flowers!? I want some fried dill pickles! I just saw about this place in Miss, that deep fries dill pickles!!!

darsden said...

Heidi-I am not sure...but I think they will grow inside if the light is good :-) I love cherry trees they smell so good.

Susan- thank you very much :-)

Reddirt Woman- thank you she is beautiful and the smell sssh is a lil better to me than a magnolia..but don't tell anybody. I know you did I have already yelled I mean showed concern :-)

Mary Ellen- thank you good to see you, it's hard to get the pictures because she is so white she bounces it back to the camera.

Lilly-it was over about a 7 hour period..but I didnt' stay up past 1:00 am...so maybe one day I will go past that period and see what see does..she is all closed up by the early light though.I have tried to have that thumb she has..but mine doesn't quite make it as green! You have falling off my buddy list again :-(


coastal kansan-welcome thank you very much com'on back anytime :-))

eternally distracted-thank you very much, yes I loved that movie too, still sing it all the time..you fell off my buddy list I thought you didn't like me anymore :-( good to see you here!

Jenny Mac-Thank you..well let me give her a lil pinch and pass it on to you :-)

otin-I know dude take your allergy pills before you visit. I will fry you some pickles they do fry them around here..hell they fry everything around here. But they are delicious...I have only had them thinly sliced and then fried at catfish charlies..different but good!

Pastor Sharon said...

Hey Dar, I just read on Michel's blog you are loosing followers left and right? I'm sorry to hear that! Whatever will they do without you?
Just so you know, I love you and still await the next post! And I know Braja and Michel and Blognut and Hit40 and all the others in case I am leaving anyone out loves you too!
Now get of your ARSE as Braja would say, and do another post!

Eternally Distracted said...

Hey there - Not sure what happened to the buddy list ... I lost everyone at one point - I am still here though, promise!! :0)