There Be Dragons~ On September 10, 2016September 11, 2016 By cindy knokeIn Flowers, GARDENING AT THE HOLLER, HOLLER HAPPENINGS, MY PHOTOGRAPHS, REVERIES in the hothouse garden, snapping wizard jaws at you! Breathing purple fire, they cast enchanting spells, like sirens beckoning you close, and closer still. Cheers to you from the mystical orchid dragons~ Share this:pinterestEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related
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You are a lovely friend~ <3
Beautiful shots,beautiful flowers !
Stunning captures, Cindy!
So pleased you enjoyed and thank you!
They are so beautiful.
So happy you enjoyed them & cheers~
I always enjoy your work!
these are gorgeous Cindy, great captures
I do think they have magical powers!
These are lovely,Cindy. 🙂
Thank you Ranu~
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Wow!!! Just gorgeous! Feast for my eyes. Thank you Cindy!
Thank you more for the kind appreciation~
One of my favourites 🙂 Beautiful!
I am so pleased! Thank you~
Thank you for sharing ^.^ Have an awesome weekend ahead!
Visa versa 2UX2!
What gorgeous colours. Have a retweet 🙂
Thank you kindly!
They do look like dragons – beautiful ones!
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I’m definitely under the dragons spell!
You and me both, willingly!
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Much better than looking through the best kaleidoscope.
Awww, thank you!
Oh my! Such beautiful colors!!
I love purple and blue flowers the most!
They have a special glow about them 🌸
Oh Cindy, my favorite flower and favorite color all in one! Stunning photos as always! Cher xo
Ah, I am so glad! Purple and blue orchids are just magical~
They sure are!!
Beautiful words and lovely dragoons. Thank you.
Thank you more for the thougtful comment~
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Cores lindas. Refletem a sensibilidade do fotógrafo! Parabéns Cindy!
Voce e muito gentil e muito apreciada! Obrigada! 💜💜
Gorgeous photography, Cindy
I am happy you like them & cheers to you Cynthia! 💜
Fabulous shots of these orchids, Cindy. I’ve purchased orchids for my daughter’s birthday (she’s a fan), but was never been offered such a wondrous color. Love the shots with the unopened blooms. They add an extra dimension. <3
These orchids are dyed hence the unusual colors. I am so pleased you enjoyed and thank you for the lovely comments~ 💜
Every time someone dear to me passes away, I buy a plant, a bush or a tree. Some are outside, some are inside. I have 4 very special orchids in my living room and every time they bloom I think about all the nice memories I have when I think about the person or animal I bought it for.
What a wonderful way to mark and remember someone!
These are beautiful!
OH, wow!these are just gorgeous! 💖💖
I am so glad you like them & Happy Sunday to you~ 💜
Happy Sunday to you too, Cindy! 💖🌸🙋🏼🌸💖
Cindy, I’m continually astounded by how much we think alike! I too have seen dragons when I look at orchids (one of my favorite types of flowers by the way). Beautiful close-ups! <3
I have cease to be astounded by this and just now count on it and value you immensely as you know~
Truly amazing! Stunning really. For some reason I could not see one #1019. It might be on my end though.
No. It is another bug with wordpress. I have noticed when it is reblogged. Frustrating….Thank you for the alert~
A flower worthy of a goddess.
What gorgeous dragons they be!!! 🙂 <3
These are my kind of dragons too! 💜
Oh they are mine too❤️
You rock Natalie. I am happy to know you.
I ditto that missy❣😘
That’s one of the most enchanting orchids I’ve ever seen! <3
Awww, you are very kind and most appreciated Teresa~ 💜
They’re beautiful Cindy.
xxx Huge Hugs xxx
Purple 💜 💜 back to you David~
Love the beautiful shades of lavender and blue in the flowers. Vibrant color.
They are lovely blooms and take the light so differently. I am so pleased you like them & thank you~
Exquisite as always, Cindy xx
So kind of you as always! 💜💜
Well that would be just like you. I am heading to Vancouver Island in two days for a month to hang out with the wild ones. They are so civilized in comparision to us. I am going, yet again, near to the place you travel from. I understand perfectly, and I think you are as close to perfect as thinking people can be. Keep on thinking please!
Where the heck are you now, in the city of Vancouver?
We’re going to the island via Seattle….
All the best to you Alison~
Oh dear, and here I was trying to stop thinking 🙂
Yes, we are in Vancouver – until the end of October when we head to Mexico.
Have a wonderful time on the island.
Back to Mexico! You must really be enjoying the beautiful place~
Yes we are but we also plan on exploring Cuba, Guatemala and Costa Rica while we’re down there.
Oh good, love Guatemala and Costa Rica, haven’t made it to Cuba……
Wow, your orchids are amazing beautiful Cindy 🙂
I love orchids.
You are an artist. Thank you my friend. 💜
Then we are two, Cindy <3
Sie sind so eine gute Person Ernst. Vielen Dank ~
What pretty purple Dragons 😊
They like you~ 💜 💜
Merci beaucoup! 💜
What a beautiful color 🙂
Thank you, purple and blue flowers are my favorites! 💜
And this was quite a departure from the other post, beautiful one that is
Happy you enjoyed and cheers to you Charly~
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So thoughtful and so appreciated! Thank you~ 💜
Beautiful color tone. I am wondering this is artificial or the color came out that way.. I have seen flowers in the store with bright and more colorful than you see normally.
Yes, perceptive of you. These are called gemstones and dyed by the grower. They come in blue, purple, amethyst and one other color that escapes me~ 💜
Beautiful but things in my life tend to happen in 3s. I was on a site where the snapdragon tarot card was pulled, and moments later, I was here with the the lovely dragon orchid flowers. I think I must check the backyard to see if I have any visiting dragons of the fire breathing variety. 😀
Hopefully they are purple! Let me know what number three brings~
This is a great post, Cindy. It really made me smile.
A strange and wonderful sampling of beauty in another world. Imagine the reactions some might have had even 50 years ago at the details you have captured.
That is an amazing thought. I had a dream that I was taken back to the early sixties with my laptop, cell phone, and car to visit my grandfather. It would be incredible!
Beautiful flowers, and wonderful photography! 🙂
You are very kind. Thank you~ 💜
Beautiful color, detail, and texture. Lovely!
So encouraging and motivating. Thank you Patti & cheers to you~ 💜
Watch out or the dragons will enchant you!
These orchids are so beautiful! Wonderful analogies!
Thank you kindly Lavinia & Happy Sunday~ 💜
Great stuff, but careful what you play with. 😀
My dragon likes your dragon…..
The colour is so intense, Cindy. They are just gorgeous.
Ah, so pleased thank you!
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Beautiful dragons! So lovely…
You are a lovely friend~ 💜
Thank you – those orchids are simply breathtaking! I love the lighting you used in the photography…it highlights their beauty perfectly!
Light is amazing in terms of how it alters what we see and what we don’t. It’s not whats there after all, it is what we see which interests me. Cheers to you my friend~
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As J.R.R. Tolkien once wrote: “Never laugh at live dragons.” Spectacular as always.
Makes me smile. He was a genius. 💜
Wow! Your photography skills are increasing rapidly, Cindy — well captured!!
Well thank you! Good to hear & cheers to you~
La ringrazio molto e applausi a voi! 💜
Le sue foto son perfette
These are beautiful dragons!
The purple ones are definitely the nicest! 💜
That blue is so rich. Stunning!
You are right, blue first in flowers, purple next, both amazing.
The macro shots a wonderfully detailed
Amazing color, Cindy!
Due to the wonders of dye but it is still pretty amazing!
Merci beaucoup mon ami~
I like how you thought of them as dragons – so creatively captioned 🙂
They are friendly purple dragons!
You have a way of finding the magic in everything. Beautiful!
You have a way of saving the most amazing dogs. I love them all, and you especially.
Magnificent in every way! 🙂
I blog because of people like you Liz~
What a lovely thing to say, Cindy – thanks so much! 😀💕
So elegant, my friend! ♡〜ლ(๑癶ᴗ癶๑)ლ〜♡
The 🐉🐉🐉 and I thank you and wish you a happy Monday! 💜♡〜ლ(๑癶ᴗ癶๑)ლ〜♡💜
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Your creativity deserves your own personal
Love it! Thank you! ₍₍ ( ๑॔˃̶◡ ˂̶๑॓)◞♡
Enticing pictures ..!!
Very pleased you enjoyed! 🐉
toll, liebe Cindy, wünsche eine wunderschöne Woche mit wenig Stress
Was fur ein schoner Wunsch und danke. Ich wunschte, das gleiche fur Sie mein Freund. 🐉
vielen Dank, alles Gute und eine gute Zeit wünsche ich
Enticing photos and words! Thanks Cindy. I love macro flower photos!
The 🐉🐉🐉 and I thank you Brad and cheers to you my friend~
To beauty, flowers and friends!
Love it! Very adorable dragons.
My 🐉🐉🐉 like you too!
Thank you kindly & cheers to you Khaya~ 💜
Orchids are one of my favorite flowers. These are gorgeous! Great capture. 🙂 xx
Thank you Vashti and have a wonderful week! 💜
You do the same. 😀
Orchids are some of my favorite flowers, too I bought a cattleya several years and it bloomed a week ago for the very first time since it has been with me. Thrilled and delighted. I love your purple orchids. Your tag says “dyed” – how do you dye them?
I haven’t tried dying orchids yet. The grower does and sells in four colors, purple, blue, amethyst and I think green. Basically they put food coloring in the water and the plant’s venous system draws the color up as it grows. I have dyed sunflowers, roses and mums, but haven’t tried orchids.
Orchids and I have a love /hate relationship , Cuz. I love their beauty, but hate that it doesn’the last long enough. 🙂 😉
That is odd. They are one of the longest lasting flowers at The Holler. I put them in a window, water them regularly and they last practically forever and bloom and re-bloom. Of course we have continuous sun and lots of warmth so that probably explains the difference.
Orchids are like you cuz, they don’t like cold climes! 🐧🐧
Ah, words from a Rose !!! 🙂
I could certainly live with dragons like that! Gorgeous! HoooooOOOOOOooooooWWWWWWWWWWLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLs to The Holler! 🙂
When are you bringing that wolf child over here???? 🐺 Of course I am leaving to your country tomorrow!! Laughing, gonna find some 🐻🐻!
Absolutely breathtaking, Cindy!
I am jazzed you enjoyed and cheers to you!
as always, very beautiful
As always from you my friend, very kind! Thank you~
fantastic color 🙂
Muchas gracias mi amiga!
You’re most welcome 🙂
This post is a breath of fresh fire! 😉 TY Cindy! You take the most gorgeous pics.
Just stunning. I hope you’re having a wonderful week! Thanks for stopping by my blog. -Hope
Wonderful series Cindy, the last shot it my favorite ~ I think because of all the great deep hues you have, the lighter crispness of the last one really popped out.
I noticed that too! Thank you for your observant attention to detail Randall & cheers to you~
Wow, fabulous blue! <3 🙂
Beautiful photo, Cindy!
Very happy you enjoyed and cheers to you Amy!
The more I am visiting your site the more I consider that it’s one of the most aesthetic and fancy blogs I’ve ever seen 🙂
I am touched by your thoughtful and very kind comment. Thank you & cheers too~
Gosh, I didn’t realise orchids could be so scary. They could star in a Hitchcock film.
I could imagine that film, carnivorous orchids escaping the hothouse!
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So wrapped up in house things this week I missed this post by Cindy knoke…but the colours of these mystical orchid dragons has given me some ideas for colour schemes.. thanks Cindy
Ooooh lavenders and blues or even purples! Gorgeous~
Thanks Cindy those have given me some ideas.. hugs
Breathtaking beauty, Cindy, expertly photographed!
You are a lovely friend. Thank you~ 💜
I have never been that keen on orchids, but they are quite astonishing close-up… and I love dragons!
I am so pleased you have a new perspective and thank you Hilary~
Black background… excellent idea 🙂 I have much trouble with intense blue-violets (like wild iris) bleeding all over. Your photos are beautiful.
If they are beautiful, then they are worthy of you. Be well.
Your Phalaenopsis orchids are exquisite!
Very pleased you enjoyed & thank you~
Such great photos 💙
Happy you like them Charlotte and be well my friend~
How did you work the lights to give them the glow?
You are the only person who asked! Thank you. I used a black background and darkened it in the photo to midnight causing the colors of the flowers to pop out in amazing ways depending on the amount of light coming in the window. The flower color never changed. The light around it did.
Really cool pictures.
Thanks and so pleased you enjoyed them!
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Hugs to you dear Suzanne and be well my friend~ <3
This is just awesome Dear Cindy…:-)
Honored my friend and most appreciative! Be well~
Thank you so much & cheers to you~