Tuesday, June 22, 2010

On your mark, get set, go - summer orchids are here!

That was fast.  It was just raining the other day on a winter night and now Fourth of July is just a few days away.  Time is going by fast.  Jonathon is going to be seven!  I'll have to slow it down.  Close my eyes... breathe...
Well, I can't look at so many orchids without wanting to share them with people who read my blog.  I want to thank Al Gore for inventing the Internet and making blogging possible.  Now all of us can say something and communicate it... that's awesome.
Ok, well here go the photos that were recently taken of some orchids.  Hope you like...
Steve Peralta
Dendrobium densiflorum
Dtps. Jiaho Kitty Face
Phalaenopsis Taisuco Firball - Taisuco Glory "M"
Phalaenopsis Yu Pin Panda "M"
Mclna. Yellow Star "Stellar"
Phalaenopsis Sara Gold
Renanthera Scarlet Yuka
Dendrobium densiflorum

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Goodbye Spring, Hello Summer

It already feels like summmer - the sky is blue and my favorite peach tree is filled with colorful peaches.  Summer starts June 21.  Summer is kicked off by Father's Day, Graduations and celebrations.  Before we know it, we will be sitting under a dark sky waiting for the Fourth of July fireworks. 
Here is a collection of a few of my favorite summer blooming orchids.  Enjoy!

Friday, June 11, 2010

The 2010 FIFA World Cup kicks off this afternoon with the Opening Match between South Africa and Mexico - Woohoo!!

I will be honest with you... I'm not a soccer fan. I played soccer in third or fourth grade. We also played a lot of kickball... soccer is a game for the masses - maybe that's why soccer isn't played in the United States... or is it? It's a game for the masses in places like Mexico and South America and Europe. Come to think of it, I'm not much of a sports fan of any sport. It's not that I don't like the spirit of the game, I do. But, I rather read a book or write a post about why I don't watch sports. A lot of negatives in this post :)
But what is happening in South Africa is something special. It's the FIFA (stands for International Federation of Association Football) World Cup(TM). This is something big - a better word is huge. The television audience is in the billions not to mention the fans at the actual match
Well, let the game begin. Go Mexico! Who knows, maybe I'll watch the game and learn to enjoy the sport called soccer.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

A father is...

There are so many things about my father that makes me love him so much.  The scent of his clothes, the touch of his hand or some soft words of inspiration - my father is everything to me - at least he was, he passed away in 1985.  But, he is still a big influence in my life - when I make a decision, I will usually ask... what would my dad do in this situation.  In short my father is everything to me and even though he is no longer here as my father, his memories endure.
Father's Day is Sunday, June 20 - show dad how much you care for everything he's done for you with a blooming orchid plant.  Here is a selection of blooming orchid plants just right for father's day.  Enjoy. 
Steve Peralta

Dtps. Chian Xen Queen

Dendrochilum Magnum

Dtps. hsinying mount taida snow peach

Dendrochilum Magnum

Slc. Hello Sport "Intrigue"

Dtps. Queen Beer "Mantefon"

Cattleya Green Emerald Queen

Encyclia lancifolia orchid

Fucshia epidendrum orchid

Dtps. Taisuco Firebird orchid

White Phalaenopsis Orchid

Slc. Hello Sport "Intrigue" orchid

Dtps. tying shin zebra