Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Unexpected WOW! Moments ~ Simple Pleasures

Ah ... it's time for another day of Simple Pleasures. What have you discovered this week? Whatever it is, I hope you'll share it here at the Simple Pleasures series. Each week, you'll find a friendly crowd, and a creative group of women. If you're new here, welcome! You can find the guidelines by clicking on the Simple Plesures page below the header.

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Yesterday, The Man and I drove down to the garden center just to see what we could see. When I came upon this blue orchid, I, without meaning to, gasped, as in sucking in my breath while my mouth fell open.

It was one of those unexpected WOW! moments in life. I'd never seen a blue orchid. Lucky for me (and for you), I had my Kodak handy. Have you ever witnessed anything more exquisite?


What's your simple pleasure?

29 comments:

  1. Dayle,
    Never ever have I seen a blue orchid....until about half an hour ago when I saw it on another post. Goodness, these orchids are stunning and such a surprise to see. I had the same reaction for the second time...with your post!
    So, yes, I know just what you mean.
    Unexpected Wow!

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  2. Dayle, that is, indeed, a very exquisite orchid. Ohhhh, so incredible are the gifts from our Heavenly Father. Thanks for sharing. Susan

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  3. That is so beautiful! What a gift!

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  4. That is a WOW moment! I've never seen a blue orchid - it is beautiful. Amazing!

    Blessings,
    Joan

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  5. Yes indeed, Wow! I've never seen a blue orchid before, that is beautiful.

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  6. That really deserves a WOW! What a gorgeous shade of blue in the bargain. Beautiful.



    ~Jean

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  7. Wonderful blue orchid! Thanks for hosting!

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  8. Blue flowers are so beautiful and rare where we are. Love that you had your camera to snap that shot.

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  9. Really unusual blue orchid! Thank you for hosting Simple Pleasures ! Thank you for taking time and visiting all the great bloggers participating in this joyful party !

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  10. I never saw a blue orchid. It is gorgeous!

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  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog today, Dayle! Hope you enjoy the overnight caramel french toast! I'm considering making it an every week thing. Of course, then I'd have to also consider gastric bypass surgery to counteract the thousands of pounds I would probably gain. :-) Hope you find it as yummy as we did, and stop back by any time! :-)

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  12. My goodness! I didn't think that orchids even came in that color. Spectacular!

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  13. I saw a blue rose recently that was lovely but not as nice as this orchid.
    It's really gorgeous, Dayle!
    You must've been so glad to have a camera with you :-)
    Have a wonderful week.
    God bless..Trish

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  14. That is stunning! It almost looks like one of those elementary school science projects. Wow, so glad you had your camera.

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  15. I have never seen a blue orchid either. I must admit, it's not my favorite. It looks a bit to showy to me...even for an orchid.

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  16. Wow...absolutely eye candy. glad you had your trusty camaera.....☺☺

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  17. That is truly a gift Dayle!

    Mrs. M.

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  18. Wow is the right word! Glad you had the kodak handy so we could all enjoy the sight of that rare beauty.

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  19. Wow is right..how lovely. I have never seen a blue orchid. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us today.

    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  20. I can see why you were WOWed !!!! GODs beauty is aswesome

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  21. This blue orchid is simple beautiful!

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  22. That is absolutely gorgeous!! I never thought about it before now, but we don't have a lot of blue stunners around here. Now, I'm going to be looking for them.

    Have you noticed that phenomenon as a by- product of this party, btw? It puts me on the lookout for what someone else brought for show and tell.

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  23. What an amazing color! It certainly is a WOW moment!

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  24. Blue??? My favorite real-life color. Amazing flower!

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  25. I'd gasp too, Dayle. It is GORGEOUS. I've never seen a blue one either.

    Enjoy your day dear neighbor.

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  26. Hi Dayle...thanks for you comment on my post....glad to have linked up to simple pleasures...God Bless.

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  27. I have never seen a real blue flower!
    I've seen plastic and silk but never a real flower.
    WoW!

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  28. What a beautiful and unusually colored orchid. Lovely photo. Spring is such a beautiful time.

    Blessings,
    Janis

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  29. I LOVE Blue flowers and that is gorgeous! Well? Did your guy buy it for you??? I am your newest Follower... I would LOVE to have you visit me and Follow me too If you'd like! I Love visitors peeking in now and then... I'll be back for your weekly party. I've posted your button on my sidebar...
    Thank you for sharing,
    Have a wonderful Holiday Week,
    Hugs,
    Donna

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