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Orchid show! and WPC – Vibrant

I don’t always see the annual St. Paul Winter Carnival Orchid Show every year.  But I do try to visit the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory once each winter to get a breath of the tropics and to escape winter even if just for an hour.  It is truly heaven on earth inside the conservatory!  If you’re interested, here are a couple of posts from previous years’ visits:  2015 and 2014. Today’s visit was a bit unusual in that it’s typically bitterly cold outside and cloudy. While I am thoroughly enjoying the sunshine today, it did make it harder to get good photos but I did get a few.

When I saw the theme for this week’s photo challenge I knew exactly what I wanted to enter for it.  Please enjoy my photographic tour of this year’s Orchid Show! Click on each gallery to see larger images.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Gathering

I’m going with my first thought when I saw this week’s theme. In 2010 my mother won the lottery. Yes, it does happen! She decided to spend some of that money to have her family spend Thanksgiving with her in Florida.  Oh, the memories! It was a marvelous time so I’d like to share a gallery of the gathering of my family that year. Click on the link to view other entries or to enter yourself and enjoy!!

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Treat

Some of my favorite holiday treats: rugelach for Hanukah, snicker doodles for Christmas and noodle and raisin kugel for any Jewish holiday:

It’s always a treat to see what hubby and daughter come up with each year when they carve the pumpkins.  Here are some from past years:

Check out more entries or enter yourself here.  Enjoy!!

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Close Up

Here’s my entry for this week’s photo challenge.  Click on the link to see more entries or to enter yourself. And click on any image within the gallery to see it larger.  Enjoy!!

And last but not least, one of my all time favorites, the moon flower:

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Door

Weekly Photo Challenge – Door

I have some photos of doors:

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Muse

“What subject keeps you coming back? This week, show us your muse.”

Seems I have two that I come back to again and again: flowers and sunsets. So I think I’ll do a gallery of each if you don’t mind. Enjoy!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Roy G. Biv

Sure, I’ll play!!

Roy G. Biv: no, he’s not the new bagger down at the grocery store. “Roy G. Biv” is an acronym made of the first letters of the seven colors of the rainbow, to help you remember: Red. Orange. Yellow. Green. Blue. Indigo. Violet. It’s also your photo challenge theme for this week!

And one last one of the Wabasha Street bridge decorated in rainbow flags the day after  Governor Dayton signed the freedom to marry into law in 2013:

freedom to marry-Wabasha Street bridge decorated in rainbow flags

freedom to marry-Wabasha Street bridge decorated in rainbow flags

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