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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Volunteer Park Conservatory Part II

In a glass house, it can be any season you want it to be.
Enjoy the fun flowers.
Spring must be coming. Our resident flicker has taken up his perch on the metal chimney cap, where he rat-a-tat-tats on his metal drum. Because this is a metal chimney pipe, we can hear it in the house, especially near the fire place. It was quite startling the first few times we heard it, but now we know. Is it a mating ritual???

9 comments:

  1. Oh Linda, the little rat-a-tat-tat bird is so cute peeking over the ledge...so sweet! When I lived in columbus, Ohio we had Franklin Park Conservatory and we'd visit frequently to check out the flowers. They had a beautiful display of orchids; just lovely like yours!

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  2. what a fun place to visit-love the flowers. We tried to have a snow storm today but it failed and turned to rain then the sun came out...hooray!

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  3. that drumming near the fireplace would drive me nuts. Glad you are "philosophical" about it. lol.

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  4. My flickers only visit our suet feeders where I watch them attacking it. However, it doesn't make any noise, and that must be very loud inside. I LOVE your flower pictures, Linda. The camera has a talented person on the other side of it.

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  5. Those phalanopsis orchid blossoms are beautiful! I have one which will bloom soon and another just now sending up a flower spike. I think I'd get a kick out of the flicker's hammering away on your chimney. Early yesterday morning, while walking the dog, I heard an unfamiliar-in-winter bird's song. That means spring IS returning here, although we're getting a fresh snowfall this morning.

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  6. It never ceases to create a sense of awe in me in viewing the variety of flowers that exist on our planet. Your photos do them justice, too!

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  7. With a beak like that, I'm sure that rat-a-tat really resonates!

    Those flowers are magnificent. My orchids are just starting to send up bloom shoots. Hopefully, we'll get a couple blooms in a month or so.

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  8. Either the new camera, or the person operating it, is awesome. Perhaps it's both.

    Love the flicker story. So glad you are patient with the noise.

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  9. Linda I love to see things through your lens. Beautiful photos and I am loving your new header.

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