Orchid House, Longwood Gardens

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Orchid House, Longwood Gardens

During the holidays, families travel to Longwood Gardens to see the annual display, A Longwood Christmas.  However, there are other garden treasures to be found during your visit.  At any time of the year, Dolores and I enjoy spending some time in the Orchid House which is a section of the very large Conservatory.  Follow the Acacia Passage from the Orangery to the Orchid House for very special experience.

"This room houses the best of Longwood’s more than 3,200 different types of orchids. At any one time approximately 200 to 500 plants at peak bloom add color and scent the air. Ferns, ivies, and peace lilies (Spathiphyllum) provide a green backdrop for the myriad of blossoms."

Be sure to have your camera in hand to capture those special moments that you will wish to share.  By the way, life is better when there are flowers to photograph.


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Photographs by Roy Kelley.  Canon PowerShot G11 camera.

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs 

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Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

Send an email message if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.

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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much for your comments and support. You should include Longwood Gardens on your list of places to visit.

This photograph is from our Imagination series...just for fun.

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Photograph by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera.

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Dec 31, 2012 01:33 AM #13
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Roy,

Those are gorgeous. I am amazed at the number of shapes and colors. :)

Steve

Dec 31, 2012 02:52 PM #14
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Roy,

Congratulations. This post is now featured on "Speechless Sundays." :)

Steve

Jan 05, 2013 03:28 PM #15
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Roy Kelley
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Thank, Steve.  I appreciate the feature recognition.

Jan 05, 2013 07:36 PM #16
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Les & Sarah Oswald
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Roy - they are so beautiful. You most definitely have an eye for beauty. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Jan 14, 2013 02:14 AM #17
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Maria Morton
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Roy, your orchid photos are fantastic! Love all the colors and shapes of the various orchids. 

Jan 20, 2013 09:22 AM #18
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Roy Kelley
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Your comments are always appreciated.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Jan 20, 2013 10:00 PM #19
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Janna Scharf
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What beautiful orchids, and what a wonderful photographer you are!

Jan 27, 2013 12:17 AM #20
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Roy- I can never see these beautiful orchids enough.  The orchid from the Imagination Series could be framed!

Feb 04, 2013 03:37 AM #21
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Li Read
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So beautiful, Roy...thanks for letting us all be a part of your life, with these photos.

Feb 04, 2013 03:44 AM #22
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DeeDee Riley
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Roy,

I can't imagine 500 blooming Orchids!  That would be like heaven!!!

Have a great week!

Feb 04, 2013 03:51 PM #23
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Roy Kelley
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It is always a pleasure to receive your comments.

Have an outstanding week.  Be sure to have your camera in hand to capture the special moments when you are out and about in your community and your travels.

Feb 05, 2013 02:57 AM #24
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Roy,

Congratulations. Your post is now featured in "Tuesday's Treasures." :)

Steve

Feb 08, 2013 11:17 AM #25
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Sharon & Bruce Walter
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Amazing photos, Roy! I bet you shot over 1,000 of the 3200 subjects to photograph!
Feb 10, 2013 02:21 AM #26
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Roy Kelley
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Thanks so much for your comments and support.

Special thanks, Steve, for the feature recognition.


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Photograph by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera.

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Feb 10, 2013 03:38 AM #27
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Chris Ann Cleland
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The third ones down look like natures way of sticking out a tongue at you.  They are all gorgeous.

Nov 22, 2014 11:59 AM #28
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Roy Kelley
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Chris Ann Cleland - Longwood Gardens is close enough for a day trip from our area and is a very special place during the annual Longwood Christmas events.

Nov 23, 2014 01:27 AM #29
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Roy Kelley
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I used some of the content of this blog for a new blog to be posted on Oct. 4, 2016.

Sep 18, 2016 05:29 AM #31
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Roy Kelley
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When you have the opportunity, visit Longwood Gardens, one of our favorite travel destinations.

Sep 18, 2016 05:30 AM #32
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It is sometimes good to revisit old blogs and reblogs. We might even find some good ideas for new posts.

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