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Saturday is upon me after a very hectic week. Our weather continues to be cold, windy and snowy. Turns out February was the 2nd snowiest February on record. Temperatures are well below normal. Now that we are in March I am impatiently waiting for Spring to break through.

Yesterday, after I met with my tax accountant I had to do some shopping. It is a 30 minute drive to where I was at, so I wanted to get all shopping done in day, so I did not have to drive back into that town for awhile. Did I mention I hate shopping. Two of the stores were warehouse type stores and I got plenty of exercise.

The real reason I am presenting my shopping venture is that in one store I saw they had some Orchids for sale. They are all so beautiful and I only have one thus far at home, and I am interested in growing more. I was waiting until I could study up on them, but when I spotted the one I am about to share with you I could not pass it up. It is called Blue Sapphire. I think this one needs to be first up for the day!


Last weekend I went to see my rental property, which is quite remote. I took a few pictures as I started down the road to the property. They have a lot more snow than we have and have not taken care of the road. It is pretty, but it would have been nice if they would have kept the road more clear than they have. I have been down this road many times, and in fact lived next door to my rental for 12 years. For the first time I got stuck, even with my 4-wheel drive pickup. I had a chain with me and a neighbor pulled me out. I had pulled over to let a small car through...


Now that the snow photo is loaded I think it is best to focus on the beauty of flowers... A year ago I bought my wife a miniature potted rose for Valentine's Day. It was all budded out on Valentine's Day this year, and is finally opening.


As you may recall I grow a lot of salad greens indoors during the winter. My preference is to eat most vegetables raw. Here is what I picked for breakfast the other morning:


Recently I shared a photograph of a single bloom from my blue African Violet. The entire plant is in full bloom and wanted to share it's entire beauty:


I think I will close this post out with another view of my new Orchid:


This brings us to a close of another weekend's post. As always I hope each person finds something that they enjoy.

The Discord server for @r2cornell continues to evolve. The invite link seems to change periodically so as of this writing this is the current invite link: ( We continue to come up with a post-of-the-day, when we can. The post is chosen from those listed in our Post-Promotion section of the server. The Post-of-the-day winner earns a 100% upvote from me. Then the best comment receives a 50% upvote. Check the rules on the server channel. You have to leave an introduction in the appropriate section to be eligible. I am impressed with the support everyone is giving each other. Come pay us a visit. If the invite link does not work let me know and when I reply to your comment I will paste a new one for you.

I am using a Canon EOS Rebel T5 for all of these photographs, except where noted.

Upvotes and resteem are always welcome. In the event anyone wants to use one of my photos please ask and give me credit.


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Decent photographs sir thank you such a staggering total for offer

Very beautiful collection of photograph. The Orchid is spectacular.


Thank you very much. I appreciate it!

Exceptional photography my dear sidekick.

That's a outstanding flowers photography and I like your post.

This is wonderful work and lovely enjoy is nature flowers . it is really look blue color. that is great photography.
Thanks this post .
Have a great day.

I am very happy with the selection of the title above. BLUE SAPPHIRE AND BRIGHTEN YOUR WEEKEND !. and sure, I was amazed by this blue sapphire. I just Imagine how if this blue sapphire captured in the second picture. Its must be a crazy shot with a snow background. Thanks for shainring it sir @r2cornell. God bless you


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Very beautiful flowers

This is great work and lovely enjoy is nature flowers it is really look mix color


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Thank you very much. I am just reaching the point where enough is enough. I am ready for Spring!

Fantastic photography sir

Good day sir. Your publication again pleased me, Blue Sapphire is striking in its beauty. I adore flowers, in the photo they are even more beautiful. The snowy road is like a fairy tale, beautiful and harsh nature. Very interesting article. Thank you very much. I wish you success in life and work.

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Thank you very much. I appreciate it! I am glad you enjoyed. I am ready for Spring!


Good afternoon. Thank you very much. Good day you and a great mood

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Love the rose pic - the blue orchid is a beauty in itself - indoor lighting is a bit difficult - suggest indirect light...

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Thank you very much. I appreciate the suggestion. I have a lot to learn about photography.

very beautiful and Amazing photos flowers i like this photos

very nice flowers

Decent photographs sir thank you such a staggering total for offer Very beautiful collection of photograph. The Orchid is spectacular

really beautiful photography @r2cornell

These pictures are really adorable. I love all of them but I like much the roe's Picture. You are really doing hard work to cliick these pictures. Photography is not an easy task . Thanks for sharing and supporting us

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Thank you very much. I appreciate it!


Amazing photography.I love your all flower picture.Your all photos is great.I love blue orchid flowers and these blue african violet is really nice.Thanks for sharing it sir.


Thank you very much, and thank you for visiting my blog. Welcome!

Your orchid is a fairy tale. I have no words to describe how I liked it. I always thought that such colors are only in computer processing. Now I know that they exist

always your post is full with beautiful photographs.
i love blue flowers


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This is wonderful nature environment and Valentine's rose, so fantastic photography

All flowers looks so beautiful

Awesome and Amazing photos

wonderful and Amazing photos

Sir, your photography is really amazing i must say. You are inspiration for me. sir you help me always. i always respect you. 🙂
if you free visit my blog once sir.🙂


Thank you very much. And thank you for your kind words.

wonderful pics dear

Great photos thank you for share

wonderful flowers

Woow so beautiful blue flowers thank you for share

beautiful photographs of flowers great

Actually Your flowers are gorgeous

So beautiful roses> excellent photography
100% like and resteem


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Really so beautiful orchid flowers

Hello @r2cornell
Thank you very much for Accepting my request to join you group.
This is another beautiful post sir. this Orchids are really beautiful..
Very rare people don't like shopping. i am also one of them. haha
i love cold weather. you are so luck sir.
Beautiful post with awesome photographs..
Thanks for share with us.
i love this Orchids.



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The invention of the Internet was so I did not have to go to store. :0)

I actually love to see your photography

Awesome photography of flowers

I love this flowers photos

Amazing flowers photography. The snow is also very beautiful. I love you and your photography.

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Thank you very much. I appreciate it

the flowers looks amazingly beautiful and colorful

very cool nice flowers

This is amazing photography

Wow This orchid is very beautiful

I love the orchid photos !.. thank you for brightening my day !


Thank you very much. I appreciate it! Welcome to my blog!

beautiful beautiful really, that purple blue

Wow wonderful photography. the great post . its really sir.

Beautiful purple flowers, make a comfortable feeling for those who look at them...

So beautuful flowers looks amazingly beautiful and colorful

This blue orchid is just beautiful

In a particular word simply splendid. Looking so staggering

The remarkable see of nature has been uncovered through your photography.

Fantastic photography, thanks for sharing this post sir

Wonderful photography . a debt of gratitude is in order for sharing this post dear @r2cornell

I generally love to see your photography

This flowers is wonderful color. What's the name this flowers sir?


ohh. this color is amazing sir

This really look great and beautiful

Selection is really awesome sir. Love you as always. God bless you.

Marvelous and incredible photography @r2cornell

All the time you share extraordinary pictures. And your first picture is so beautiful.


You are welcome brother

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Wonderful I like all of the photographs

a variety of flowers that are many variations, of course, will look very beautiful, one of the symbols of beauty in humans

how wonderful if this flower pattern is in a special pot, the treatment is also very easy

This is amazing photography sir its stunning you overall have the best amassing cherishing these shading grows. @r2cornell


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So beautuful flowers looks amazingly beautiful and colorful

Such an astonishing social event of photos sir. have an awesome day

Splendid work and acknowledge is nature blossoms . it is genuinely look mix shading.

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In Bangladesh Spring has already come I don't know why Flowers aren't charming yeat. I waiting for the beautiful glowing fairness of nature. Though in your place spring doesn't come but looks like beauty of nature already come!

Thank you very much for visiting my blog. If the weather is warming the flowers are close behind.


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you are welcome

Amazingly such a mind blowing Photography I like all of the photographs. @r2cornell

wonderful and Amazing photos blooms I like this photos. @r2cornell

I also have flowers like this, more beautiful if we put them in pots

Brilliant work and see is nature blossoms . it is truly look blend shading. that is critical photography.

Magnificent photography.thanks for sharing this post.

All the flowers looks amazingly beautiful and also colorful , I like the uniqueness of the flowers and the photo looks really sharp and clear

Great That's a outstanding flowers and beautiful

Wow. I must say they really look great and beautiful

I love this flowers photos

Truly astonishing photography @r2cornell

We enjoy what you share, especially roses. Rose flowers always give their own color. Good weekend

Spring blooms in love and romance

Never seen something like this before you always amaze me with the post wonderful :D

This is amazingly unprecedented sprouts photographs I truly regard your post.

Astounding photography sir, I like all photography

Excellent blossom my companion

Excellent photos sir I am so happy to see these blooms again trust everything is going great.@r2cornell


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@r2cornell, I want to swim in these colours and this flower is reflecting as holding the all essence of Sea. Stay blessed.

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Welcome and have a peaceful time ahead.

very very nice photography my dear friend

This blue sapphire orchid is just beauty.. Well, I never saw blue original color orchid , in my country people use color to make orchids blue. By the way I love orchids, I saw some amazing orchids when i went Singapore and Thailand. I think their national flower is orchid.

That rose looks beautiful, I think you are taking care of these beauties properly, blue African violet flower is really rare for me because never watched... I have some orchid pictures in my collection. Will show you...

Beautiful post, have a nice weekend dear...


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I did some investigating and it turns out that this Orchid was changed in color by adding something to the water. A little disappointing, yet for now I will enjoy this beauty. It turns out it will revert to white when it flowers again.

I have never saw a blue orchid before. They're definitely one of my favourite flowers now. Very beautiful pics sir.

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That's a outstanding photography and any flower not to spotless.

Great photographs grandpa!


Thank you very much granddaughter. I appreciate it!

I like this rose. I am new in steemit


Thank you very much. Glad you liked it.

I looked at your blog. I would encourage you to write more in your posts, add graphics or photos, or do dtube videos.

I encourage you join my discord channel...there you will find good support and some ideas of good posts. invite: (hope to see you there)

Splendid audit @r2cornell and your photos are unfathomable as anybody may expect, this abundance of shading can fundamentally satisfaction.


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Happy Weekend sir @r2cornell
Beautiful photography. Nature of beauty and flowers. I liked it.

Those are such an amazing photos , have an average week's end everybody

Blue orchid is looking very nice . Nice photography.

Very beautiful pics taken. Thanks
Namaste .

I really like your Blue Sapphire. This orchid is very beautiful .

How beautiful it is !! I appreciate your post..

Greetings sir @r2cornell. Another beautiful weekend for you, here in my country Spring is going, hope the cold is going soon and Spring is coming in your area. Anyway the snow scenery is looking gorgeous but it's very difficult to drive car or walking on the snow. Thanks for sharing your beautiful moments with us. Have a nice day, God bless you.

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Thank you very much. I appreciate it

Even though I am anticipating Spring, I still am awed by the beauty of the snow. The mountain snows feed out rivers, streams and lakes. The snow in the valleys help bring about Spring. And then the views feed my soul!

Good day. Such publications inspire us to love nature, to accept it as it is. Beautiful flowers and a snowy forest road. All together, this is a great variety of wildlife. Sir thank you very much for the wonderful post. Health to your wife and good mood to you and all participants of your blog.

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Thank you very much. And thank you for your kind words.


Good day. Thank you very much.

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This picture is talking about another world.


Beautiful flowers you groom.
It's better to shop all at once when and if you can.
So much snow indeed! I hope spring comes soon for you. I've got to learn a lot and more about you from reading the post and seeing the pics you share. Thank you so much.
It was awesome I got to be picked for the post of the day on the @r2cornell channel on discord last week at the time of making this comment sir.


Thank you! Spring will get here in it's own good time. I am usually able to get my smallest greenhouse heated and cleaned up by now.


You are welcome sir

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I like this wonderful flowers

Truly mind blowing photography of blooms and I regard your post.

What is name this flowers?