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HIDDEN TREASURES out yonder...

Out yonder, about a 15 minute drive from home, we took a walking tour of the city's Botanical Gardens last week, and as I stated yesterday in my Botanical Gardens' Shadow Shots ---"more photos to come". Today, it's a few of the colorful blossoms both indoors and outdoors. The orchids and the desert yucca/aloe vera and a beautiful lemon yellow blossom from a desert tree...










ORCHID HOUSE
Botanical Gardens





















DESERT HILL
Botanical Gardens
[outdoors 'nature walk']























ORCHID HOUSE
Botanical Gardens


















DESERT HILL
Botanical Gardens
[outdoors 'nature walk']



























ORCHID HOUSE
Botanical Gardens



















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MONDAY MORSELS


As you can see, I changed my blog a bit...still tweaking it, and hopefully I can get my Valentine Decor up and running with this new layout. I've been working on trying to get a 'fixed' header that floats as the page is scrolled. BUT!!!! The thing is, I read on Blogger BUZZ this morning that they have now integrated the 'reply' option on comments left!!! It's a very simple fix...just EMBED your comments and switch to a FULL feed. From your blog's admin. Done!! So, now I can reply and there is a reply thread that is in the html text. Finally!!!!


ADDENDUM 2:10 PM....
well, as much as I worked on tweaking, I really didn't like the fixed header....too busy and a lot of confusion as to where the comment block came up in the window. I didn't like it much at all. And from what I gather at the Blogger Buzz...there are still glitches in the reply to comments ---when you have a customized blog template [which I do] the scripts are not functioning properly. So, I reverted back to my original xml and let it go at that. Someday, the reply will be worked out to where it all [customized and Blogger's own] templates/layouts will work. I also read in a couple of comments that it doesn't work in I E either. Hmmmmm.




41 comments :

  1. wow, I just love all these orchids...the yellow one is gorgeous!

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  2. Beautiful flowers! I enjoy seeing your posts like this when we are covered with snow!

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  3. Very, very pretty! We love visiting our local conservatory, too. Love your images.

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  4. Absolutely beautiful photos, Anni. We won't see any blooms at all until mid to late April. One thing I will miss about the old house is my garden. No snowdrops, peony or iris at this house. I lost all of those, but am sure I will find something to plant here.

    Thanks for sharing. Makes me yearn for spring.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  5. a beautiful collection. the 4th flower is my favorite, it's gorgeous!

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  6. I love your white roses here as your background. And yes I like what the bloggers had added the reply thing. Thanks for the visit.

    Yellow Sunset

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  7. Roses, ahhhhh, sweet roses! Love the florals ...

    I wish blogger would STOP fooling around with things as I am lucky to just post by myself. Ugh!

    Have a lovely week ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

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  8. I just tried clicking on reply to Maydon's...but to no avail. Hmmmmm.

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  9. Prettttty new Blog Look!!!!!!! Oh you are so talented.

    Not so, I. -pout- :-)

    You like to reply/respond to questions asked of you, right in the comments of the post, in which they are asked?

    I don't, because I never have time to return to a post (or its comments), after once reading the post.

    Also, I don't read comments. I just read the post, which the blogger wrote.

    I don't feel one has to *respond* (in some way) to every comment one gets. I like to answer questions asked of me, by email. I visit and comment in, people who do so, in my blog. I feel that is enough.

    But some people do feel they *have to* actually respond in some way, to each and every comment they get. -sigh- To me, that makes blogging *A JOB.* Which takes fun out of it. So I don't do it.

    For me, blogging is all-about-the-fun. -grin-

    Just my views on the topic. I'm sure it's ok to leave them.

    “Don't you ever imagine things differently than what they are?
    Oh, Marilla, how much you miss.”

    ~L.M. Montgomery

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  10. Oh and....... That "reply" thing, shows up in my blog comments... Without my doing anything.... It's there, even though I don't want it there. -grin-

    “Don't you ever imagine things differently than what they are?
    Oh, Marilla, how much you miss.”

    ~L.M. Montgomery

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  11. Oh how splendid Anni! Lovely to see your photos when my world is covered in snow.

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  12. Beautiful flowers!!
    Thanks for comment.

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  13. Gorgeous flowers and great photos, Anni! Have a wonderful day!

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  14. lovely orchids we have similar orchid here.

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  15. I love this kind of place! The orchids are just incredible.

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  16. Love the orchids, You have a very girly new design. Looks good.

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  17. Hi Anni we enjoyed yesterday's and today's pictures from the Botanical Gardens. I love the butterfly sculptures.

    Your ability and knowledge with computers is amazing. Does it come naturally to you? I'm 100% impressed Hugs
    C

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  18. you took some really beautiful shots
    I love the dusty rose colored orchid

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  19. wow they are pretty flowers....Visiting from MYM!

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  20. Beautiful flowers. Nice variety.

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  21. I love that third shot - beautiful and soft!
    So far I love the Valentine decor. I would, I'm a Valentine baby. :)
    I think your hearts look like fine pieces of diamond jewelry.
    I had to smile at 'out yonder'. I grew up in West Virginia saying yonder. When my son was a teenager (we lived on the east coast of Virginia at the time) he asked me where is yonder. To this day he doesn't appreciate the word. :)

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  22. I like your new blog design just like it is. Really pretty hearts and snowflakes!! The embedded comment form is always causing trouble and not working. A lot of people had to change to another format because followers were not able to comment on the embedded. The flowers are beautiful!!!

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  23. Great shots!

    Happy MM to you Anni.

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  24. Wow such lovely blooms!

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  25. What magical pictures of lovely blooms!

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  26. beautiful shots of the flowers, like them all :-) visiting from Mellow Yellow Monday, hope that you can return the visit too.

    http://www.adventurousjessy.com/2012/01/the-rink-guard-in-his-yellow-shirt.html

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  27. Love them all, but particularly the Desert Hill shot with what we'd call 'Red Hot Pokers' downunder in OZ!

    RED Rocks!!

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  28. The nature walk looks incredible! Great series of shots.

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  29. Love those orchids, gorgeous colours.

    Have a great week.

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  30. beautiful flowers!

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  31. It does good to see some beautiful flowers ! We changed from rain to sunshine, but it's also cold and freezing, but I prefer that !

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  32. Ah, Anni, seeing those flowers do the heart good...this Canadian gal is tired of seeing only snow! lol Wish we had a Botanical Garden nearby but unfortunately the nearest one is about a 5 hour drive away.

    I love your Valentine decor, you always do such a wonderful job:-) I haven't even checked out the Comment Reply thingie yet, I guess I need to figure that one out. I'm not as good at tweaking as you are! lol If you hear "HELPPPP" you'll know it's me!! xoxo

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  33. 'Just makes me all warm and tingly to see all these beautiful blooms. Not to mention just a little anxious for spring to arrive! Heeehehe!

    These pictures are just fantabulous girl!

    You have a brightly beautiful day sweeite!!! :o)

    BTW: The blog looks great...I'm feelin' the love!

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  34. you are amazing, Anni. I am not adventurous or technical.

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  35. Beautiful and lovely flowers!

    Visiting for MYM!Here's my share-hope you can visit:)

    http://www.mommys4seasonsjourney.com/2012/01/mango-juice-and-strawberry-banana-smoothies.html

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  36. I could use a good flower walk about now. In lieu of that, I'll walk through your gorgeous photo garden!

    BOY IN BRIGHT RED SHORTS

    Boy in bright red shorts,
    With a shirt of blue,
    Strolling on the Malecón —
    I wish I were you;

    Carefree and content,
    Nothing much to do,
    Chillin’ in your bright red shorts
    And your shirt of blue.


    © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Child of the Huichol

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  37. The dessert hill are so beautiful in red:)

    Visiting for RT 2! Here's my share- hope you can stop by:)

    http://www.sweethomephilippines.com/2012/01/radio-control-dune-buggy.html

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  38. I love botanical gardens, they have a lot of interesting and pretty plants, plus it's peaceful and the surrounding looks like you're in paradise :)

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