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52 Weeks - Focus on Life - Week 7

Our prompt this week from Sally Russick is Beauty of Flowers!  I'm all over this one!  My daughter recently had her Senior Banquet and on the tables were potted orchids from Manchester Craftsman's Guild; all the girls got to take an orchid plant home!  This is a flower on her plant that I mixed up a little with Pixlr on my phone!  I love that app!  Just wish I could see a bit better to use it lol!  Head on over to Sally's blog to see the rest of the photos!

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SummersStudio said…
Another orchid! They are beautiful flowers.
maryharding said…
Stunning photo of a beautiful flower!!!
Beti Horvath said…
A lovely single blossom! Perfect.
Shel said…
Oh so beautiful - full of color! I love all the orchids everyone snapped for this weekend - they're awesome!
Becky Pancake said…
What a great memory in the making to share with us.
Laura Twiford said…
I was saying before that due to all these gorgeous shots of orchids, i was getting orchid fever and would have to get one the next time I am in Florida! This particular one I have seen down there too, I love the variegated petals and the colors!
Claire said…
can't beat an orchid for sheer beauty - stunning pic!
Patty Woodland said…
So many orchids this week! This was a lovely photo. Thank you
kimmykats said…
What a flower! I bet seeing all the orchids on the tables was beautiful.
Annette said…
What a lovely gift for the girls to take home. And what a beautiful photo!
Laura said…
really beautiful!
thewovenspoke said…
I really like your pic nice:)
Very pretty, lucky girl! Just a few months left, congrats to her
Mary K. McGraw said…
What a great table favor.
Gotta love orchids! So spectacular and so many varietys. Lovely photo and effect. How fortunate your daughter got to take an orchid home.
Courtney said…
That must have been stunning! I love orchids, so graceful.
Beautiful! the colors in this orchid are so intricate!
Janet Bocciardi said…
Great capture! Interesting color in that orchid.
Emakaye said…
Those are gorgeous! Great photo.
CraftyHope said…
What a really spectacular shot! So much detail.
Marlene Cupo said…
That Phaleanopsis is a beauty and will give your daughter pleasure for many years to come.
Sally Russick said…
Beautiful!

I am addicted to Pixlr too! :)

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