Saturday, July 03, 2010

Purple Fringed Orchid

Here is a Purple Fringed Orchid, Platanthera grandiflora
The only one I found at Spruce Knob Lake in the West Virginia mountains. Once I visited Mount Mitchell in North Carolina and found thousands of these in bloom. Hoping to get back to Mount Mitchell in the near future.
Currently I am transferring photos files from 2006 that are on a Lacie external harddrive that has become very flaky and temperamental. Just picked up a Seagate 1.5 TB external harddrive and hope to put all my photos on them and organize them, wishful dreaming right? Anyone suggest a DOS way to move my files as Windows Vista stalls more than it works when moving huge folders of files.

Upcoming on my next post is a look at Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, North Carolina. At one time back in the 1920s the gardens it had every known cultivar of camellias totally 5000 different plants. Unfortunately no camellias were blooming when we were there. I did get lots of photos of the most incredible bottle wall art I have ever seen. A sample is shown below.

12 comments:

madcobug said...

Beautiful Orchid. I have never seen one like that. Sorry I can't help you with any info on how to transfer those files. Helen

Rusty in Miami said...

I agree that is beautiful orchid, I too need to organize my pictures but that’s a big time consuming project. Good luck

eileeninmd said...

Wow, what a beautiful orchid. I've never seen the fringed orchid. Is this a wildflower? great photo!

Town Mouse said...

Is that orchid for real? Not from a garden? Not made of plastic? Wow, it's amazing...

Randy Emmitt said...

Helen, Rusty, Eileen and Mouse,

These orchids are real and to see a hillside of them is amazing. We also have a rarer Yellow Fringed Orchid that grows in wet savannas here it is actually orange and only found a few plants at a time in real special places.

Cameron said...

Gorgeous orchid!

Airlie is such a great place to wander. I love the path around the outside of the lake as well as the more defined gardens.

Meredith/Great Stems said...

Randy, my husband suggests the xcopy command. The syntax you'll want to use at a DOS prompt is: xcopy source destination /s

You'll of course have to fill in the source and destination.

For example, xcopy c:\pictures\*.* j:\pictures /s

Hope that helps! Good luck.

lkw said...

What a wonderful orchid! I wish I could have seen the display at Mt. Mitchell.

And, I can commiserate about failing LaCie drives. I spent about 10 hours a couple of years ago trying to backup travel photos from a drive that was dicey.

Being Mac-based, I don't have any helpful suggestions.

Good luck,
Lisa

littlewing said...

Cool orchid & bottle structure!

tina said...

I've seen specials on the bottle walls-too too cool! Looking forward to the post. The orchid is nice too, it looks almost like a dianthus with its fringed edges.

Gloria, Dakota Garden said...

Hi Randy - I love this post, the wall, butterfly and orchid. I just did a post and at the end I put in a picture of a "new" to me insect. Right away, I thought about you and wonder if you could take a peak at it and let me know if you know what it is. Thanks -

Andrea said...

Hi Randy, i was late in visiting here again, but this post is really awesome, especially that orchid which i haven't seen yet. By the way, is that Hibiscus flower also rosa sinensis species? I thought it might be a different species, but a very beautiful one, color, shape and all. thanks