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the greenhouse

A few captures from a recent trip to the Fuqua Orchid Center.

Don’t get me wrong, I love orchids – but it amazes me that I’m mostly drawn to the other plants and wildlife in the greenhouse.   And Kodak Portra 160 film is definitely growing on me.

I am signing off for the rest of the week.  I plan on laughing a bit louder than I usually do, eating a bit too much, and spending some time with two little girls that are growing up faster than I would like.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  • Milynn {love and whimsy} - November 20, 2012 - 4:27 pm

    These are beautiful photos and reminds me of my dad’s makeshift greenhouse. He built a similar wooden structure and has orchids hanging all over the place in it. In the springtime when all the flowers are in bloom, it is so pretty :)ReplyCancel

  • jay - November 20, 2012 - 9:41 pm

    Orchids are one of my favorite flowers…. if only if I could keep them alive :(ReplyCancel

  • Diane - November 21, 2012 - 11:50 am

    Good for you, signing off and laughing loudly. Enjoy! I love coming here, your photos are mesmerizing!ReplyCancel

  • Vickie - November 22, 2012 - 6:35 am

    hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

    beautiful photos, love the last oneReplyCancel

  • traceykinohio - November 22, 2012 - 1:29 pm

    Love, light, peace & much laughter to your and your family on this day of thanks! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Dottie - November 25, 2012 - 11:26 am

    Gorgeous light and colors. The sharpness and depth of field make them look almost like medium format shots.

    Funny, I had a dream last night that I was using Portra 160 (film nerd alert). I’ve used it only once, I think, a while ago, and I liked the results. I should pick some up again. I strongly dislike Portra 400 for my own work (400NC was my favorite), but love Portra 800.ReplyCancel