Saturday, June 12, 2010

OMGoodness O'dette

O'dette, bloomed for the first time this year and WOW did she ever bloom. She bloomed in very rare multiple blooms. Absolutely breath taking. The smell is heavenly. I about had a fit when I walked outside and saw she had so many. Really enjoyed staying up late to catch a few pictures. Night Orchids only bloom at night (hence the name) they start to open around 9 pm here central time. They get to be plate size around midnight. There were a total of 12 and 10 have opened never has she had so many at the same time just lovely. But everything this year is very prolific. I would love to be able to bottle the smell and have them all the time. As always you can click one or two times and the picture when increase in size for you.



The brief history of O'dette is, she is named in honor of my mothers friend that she pinched a piece of this night orchid off from. Back in 1997, shortly after doing so. O'dette passed away from cancer. So, mama honored her and all her friends in this fashion. Like the Hazel, roses I refer to. History all over the ponderosa, by mama just pinching this and that from here and there and look at all the beauty everywhere!!! Our Virginia, vacation which was exactly this time last year. Mom and Pop, did a little pinching in the mountains and yep...you all will be seeing those lovely flowers too...they are blooming here and there all over here :-)) How blessed was I to be able to go on a family vacation with them last year.....

Who knew how special it would really turn out to be for me!

It is hard to really capture all the beauty with my little digital camera in the dark!

xoxo dar
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8 comments:

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I loved the story behind the flower. And I always love your flower shots Dar.

So. How've you been?

Brian Miller said...

that flower is beautiful...glad you could be there for that vacation as well...and what a way to honor friends...

Snappy Di said...

You did a great job with the digital camera and the night shots.. What a unique and beautiful plant Odette is! So glad she bloomed for you.

DI

Joanna Jenkins said...

O'dette is stunning!! I've never seen anything like this plant. WOW.
Hope all's well with you.
jj

♥ Braja said...

O'dette is beeeeaaauuutiful :)) You inspired me. Check my blog :)))

Maggie said...

Very beautiful dar! O'dette is amazing very inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Maybe so, but you did a great job. They're beautiful. Just as your Mother was.

darsden said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments, sorry I was busy in the yard and taking more pictures ofr you all that I forgot to come back and make my comments. How about that for a run on sentence from the South :-)

Thank you xoxo