Flowers at Biltmore
I was hoping to see the lotus in bloom and it might be towards the end of the month, although I’m glad there were some water lilies in bloom.
We got there around 9:15 am and the sun was high by then. We definitely have to get there earlier next time.
I used my telephoto lens to take these photos.
It’s not a very sharp image of the moth but I like the picture.
The entrance to the glass–roofed Conservatory.
This is a neat idea, recycled old suitcase as flower pot.
I was glad to see the cactus in bloom.
The flower looks so delicate in comparison to all the needles sticking everywhere.
I’m glad to have seen these blooms also.
A very strange looking orchid.
These blooms look beautiful in a strange way.
They do take a character of their own.
This is the first time I’ve noticed the blooms, they look like little hungry baby birds.
This must be a pineapple, it’s very tiny.
To see more photos: A Road trip to Biltmore.
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Nice reflection on the first picture. This place is a heaven for photographers, so much things to capture. I have to go there on my next trip to NC.
seeharhed, thanks. It’s a must see place, after all it’s America’s largest home. It’s kind of pricey though for a one time visit, and since we have a season pass it’s not too bad.
Oh, perhaps you willing to let me use your yearly pass:-). hahhahah I am sure it is worth the entrance fee.
seeharhed, it’s a photo ID pass, not sure if you would pass as me. 🙂
Such beautiful flowers! I see they have lots of cactus blooming. It’s always amazing to see such beauty from all the thorns.
This also reminds me to plan a trip to our local botanical garden soon. 🙂
Cambree, the flower and cactus look like an odd couple, they don’t look like they go together all all. I had to be extra careful when I took those pictures, I almost pricked my cheek with the cactus thorns.
A trip to the local botanical garden would be nice, I heard we have one in Gastonia that I have yet to visit.
The cactus just wants to tell us that life is full of nice surprises! I’m glad you managed to avoid the spikes. My hands have been pricked many times and thank goodness the pain doesn’t last long.
Btw, these flower photos would be great in a coffee table book “Flowers of Biltmore”. You can publish your own copy at those online photo sites – sometimes at 50% off.
Thanks Cambree, I do need to brush up on my photography before I can publish any book. I thought about making some prints of the nice ones for my photo album, a little project I have to work on.
I noticed that not many people spend their time by the cactus corner, and they spend more time admiring the orchid. Life is full of surprises, you just have to see the beauty of it, just like the cactus flowers. 🙂
I am so jealous of you!! I would love to have your telephoto lense!! beautiful photos Nye!!!
ze, it takes some getting used to since it was so light comparing to my other lens and I didn’t like it at first. I love it now, the only drawback is that it only go down to f/4 and no image stabilizer.
Your photos are amazing good job
Thanks amoaluisoyola for your visit and comment. 🙂
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