Visit the Orchids Before Leaving Lanai

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gold DRE #00697006

This afternoon I fly to Honolulu from Lanai to start the 2nd part of my 5-part winter vacation in the islands, and I feel very fortunate to bring the memories of the orchid greenhouse with me. Imagine entering a greenhouse filled with exotic flowers and not a soul in sight. Far as you can see, green velvet rolling lawns, a pergola perched high on a hill, a gentle mist dampens your face, and turkeys frolick chasing each other.

It was very quiet, just the sound of a breeze blowing through the tree tops and raindrops slowly streaking the greenhouse windows like the legs formed by swirling a robust cabernet. Pots after pots of orchids, a color explosion, each unique and speaking to you. You can see a bunch of photographs and read more about my visit to the orchid greenhouse in my personal blog today: The Orchid Greenhouse in Lanai at The Lodge.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Comments (7)

Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I have to laugh at the turkeys frollicking around.  Wild turkey are actually dangerous.  A gal I work with got attacked by one on a wildlife trail and is in a boot with all kinds of damage to her foot and leg.  I will never think of turkeys the same way since hearing her story.

Dec 15, 2014 06:41 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Roasted tomato soup on a rainy breezy day sounds heavenly.  The orchids are beautiful!

Dec 15, 2014 11:24 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

The colors Mother Nature provides are something to behold for sure.  As I age I appreciate the simpler things in life.  She provides that.

Dec 15, 2014 07:06 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Elizabeth, those orchids are beautiful.  I hope Roy Kelley sees those pictures as well.

Dec 15, 2014 07:40 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Gabe Sanders is correct. I love to photograph orchids. Thanks for your link,


Dec 16, 2014 01:21 AM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Chris Ann Cleland I once had a few turkeys when I lived in Newport Heights in Costa Mesa, along with my goat, ducks, geese, etc. They used to peck my ring on my finger, and I'd wave my hands at them and say, "do your turkey thing," and sure enough they'd fan their feathers. I don't really know much about turkeys.

I'm glad the rest of you enjoyed the photos. It was truly an inspirational and moving experience.

Dec 16, 2014 02:27 AM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Elizabeth.  I have never seen an ugly orchid either.  They are like snowflakes so unique.

Dec 16, 2014 06:55 AM