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2015年5月5日 星期二

More Practices at Kadoorie: Chrysanthemums and orchids etc (更多嘉多利練習:菊花蘭花等等 )

I love going to practice taking pictures at Kadoorie Farm. Thanks to the gardeners, who I imagine must have a great deal of affection for the flowers under their care, every time I go there, I find something new.


I've seen lots of chrysanthemums but never this type of buds before.




I like the little stamens which look like so many little flowers within the flower




They come in all kinds of shapes, usually in bright contrasting colors.


but not this one. The effect of rain?



these look like so many rolls.


an early and a late bloomer


a whole crowd of them.


  
a tray held by tens of arms!


Their little brothers


Is this a chrysanthemum too? 


Some lovely flowers outside the orchid green house: their colors look so unreal, as if they came from some painting or other.


The green house is a paradise, full of dancing flowers.




The flowers look beautiful even when past their prime




There are so many intricate patterns on the petals




The petals would twist and turns in so many unexpected ways!



Don't they look like dancing girls in colorful dresses with enormous sleeves?


a flower with an enormous belly!




This one looks really like an insect with a curled up lower body.




These look a little like bats with extended wings




Their petals look almost half transparent
 
What are the two spots doing there?




What long arms!



how could they manage to change their colors so subtly!



The flower to the right looks like someone trying to hug a rumpled blanket




what a big mouth!



I never get tired look at the heart of the orchid


Somebody must have accidentally tripped and dropped his tray of water color !

so many little thin red-skin penguins sticking out their tongues!



a small tomato outside the green house


More tomatoes



some red flowers outside the green house



Aging?


Don't they look like so many discs swirling at the end of the long sticks of Chinese acrobats?


 
dews collecting on some hairy leaves‧




a red brush?


walking in the air!




leaves or flowers?


 
tiny orchids clinging to the trunk of a tree
 


Believe it or not, these are the flowers of the spring onion!



Flowers that one can find in almost every municipal park



tiny pink flowers


a huge number of little daisies outside the green house


plenty of tri-color pigs' ears too!



and these purplish pricks


What delicate folds of such rumpled paper like petals



opening out with such abandon!


A petal right in the middle of the stamen!