Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Wordless Wednesday 13: Oklahoma Grass Pink Orchids








Photos taken at UW Arboretum * Madison, WI * June 2011




13 comments:

Liz said...

Beautiful shots!

My entries:
Moms...Check Nyo
Yummy-as-can-be

Shelley Munro said...

Aw, they're beautiful. I do like orchids. They come in so many pretty colors and sizes.

PippaD said...

so beautiful!

Beth F said...

Lovely -- such a delicate pink.

Heather said...

Thanks Liz, Shelley, Pippa and Beth. I'm so glad I saw these when I did. They bloom so briefly and were already gone the next week.

Jana said...

Pretty! I, too, love orchids. Glad you had the good fortune to find these in time! :)

Heather said...

Thanks, Jana -- I'm glad I did, too--especially as these are, apparently, quite rare.

sandyshares said...

Are there lots of them how lovely sandy

Heather said...

Sandy: No, not that many actually. Maybe only 15 to 20 flowers, but only in one small area. They are an endangered and protected species within the Arb, and have a very brief blooming time.

Jana said...

The endangered/protected species aspect makes this catch even more spectacular. :-)

Alice Audrey said...

They kind of make me think of ballerinas.

Brenda ND said...

Wow, how lovely. I'm glad you captured and shared them.:)

Heather said...

Alice; They are as light and graceful as ballerinas, aren't they?

Brenda: Thank you--I'm glad I visited the prairie at just the right time this year!