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What Do Orchids and Roosters Have in Common

What Do Orchids and Roosters Have in Common

There is nothing that can equal that first moment when you enter
a huge exhibition room at an Orchid Show. The first view of that room with all it’s varieties and colors is breath-taking (Roy Kelley knows what I’m talking about). I always stop for a moment to take it all in; and invariably get mowed over by the folks behind who have no appreciation of that first-moment feeling.

I look around and feel awed by the beauty I see around me. Then I take a deep breath and....oh hey, those people who shoved me out of the way are buying the orchid I came here for. It’s time to mix it up. Camera ready to shoot and charge card warmed up, I enter the fray.

What Do Orchids and Roosters Have in Common

I’m still trying to remember why I didn’t buy this one-the color just glows.

What Do Orchids and Roosters Have in CommonI once went to a Rooster Exhibit at the Florida State Fair. Somehow, it wasn’t the same feeling as when I enter an Orchid or African Violet exhibit. I sure as heck didn’t want to breath deeply; but to be fair, I’m sure the Rooster lovers feel excited too when they enter the hall.

So what do Orchids and Roosters have in common? Absolutely nothing as far as I can see. If you can think of anything, I would be happy to know.


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Comment balloon 18 commentsToni Weidman • January 15 2012 11:08AM



One wake syou so that you may enjoy the other.

Have a great day.


Posted by Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) almost 9 years ago
Thanks, Ray. Good one
Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 9 years ago

Good Morning Toni,  Raymond has a good comment, I think that must be it.  You are right Roy would love the picture.  Have a great Sunday. 

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) almost 9 years ago

Both are fun to photograph!

Photographs by Roy Kelley

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 9 years ago

Absolutely it!  Very funny Toni.  Wish I could stay and play but I am working all afternoon.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055) almost 9 years ago

Toni... you're bad... You so busted me with this one!  I fell for it looking closing at both photos's thinking what in the world.  NOTHING :)

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) almost 9 years ago

Toni, Great photos!  I have no idea what orchids and roosters have in common!  Have a great Sunday!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) almost 9 years ago

Toni -  I love Orchids and grow them inside my home during the winter and bring them outside in the summer. They used to all die on me until someone told me to put one ice cube in them every two weeks............and it works! They live forever! I love the way you framed them!

Posted by Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager (Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC) almost 9 years ago

Will - Ray's explaination still doesn't explain what they have in common but I like it.

Roy - I love your rooster picture!

Anita - have a great working day. I'm taking today off from showing. Been a busy week.

John - it was just my Sunday silliness. :)

Tony - me either; I was hoping someone could come up with something.

Kristine - We grow them here outside all year but when it gets near freezing they move into the garage. I hadn't heard that about the ice cube. Good tip.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 9 years ago

Beautiful colors.  I love orchids but have no idea how to take care of them.  Nature is great at duplicating colors in different species.  Rooster red inthe blood red orchid!  Love the colors!

Posted by Jennifer Chiongbian, Real Estate Broker - NYC (Specializing in all types of Manhattan apts & townhouses) almost 9 years ago

Toni, when I hear orchid, I think of you.... and so true --- orchids and roosters cannot be compared, the smell is totally different!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) almost 9 years ago


Their head decor could mimic an orchid?  I love orchid shows.  Ours take place in late March, and it is amazing, the variety is huge...roosters are a varied lot also...LOL A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) almost 9 years ago

Toni, they both are all about "show"! I would not have thought to put them together...but actually they both are part of Nature's "show" and describe her glory. I like this post as always. Your photo of the orchids is lovely. Thank you!

Posted by Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties (The Address Realty) almost 9 years ago

Jennifer- they actually thrive on neglect. Only need water about once every 10 days-2 weeks. Thank you. You're right about the colors too.

Joan - it was so much fun talking to you today. And, yes, they do smell different :). I expect the Broncos to win next year!

Alexandra - yes, it could mimic an orchid. I love orchid shows too. Roosters ARE a varied lot as I found out. It was very interesting seeing all of them. I may have photos somewhere and will look for them.

Jeanean - Showing is so much fun and can drive you crazy. I grew African Violets for show a few years back and things never go as planned when you are showing. I did show several at the Atlanta show and won several ribbons and won ribbons here in Spring Hill. It's a great community when you are showing. Thank you.



Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 9 years ago

Toni,  Those orchids are simply beautiful.  I do love the soft aroma they put out.  Can you tell that I'm going through flower withdrawal? Every winter I crave fresh flowers growing in the yard.  It's like a mirage or something.  Maybe I should head somewhere warm for a few days.

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) almost 9 years ago

Belinda - I hate not seeing things blooming; it's like a proof of life thing. Maybe you could visit a florist in the area.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 9 years ago

Toni ... As an Orchid and Rooster lover ... I gotta say they can be equally exciting experiences!  Great Blog!  Have a wonderful Week!

Posted by Lisa Wetzel, CDPE, SFR (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) almost 9 years ago

Roy Kelly has the right of it.  Vibrant color always makes a great photo!  Your blog is filled with fantastic photos, Toni.  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY (Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ) almost 9 years ago

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