Thursday, February 21, 2013

Birds, Flowers and Sculpture at Bloedel Conservatory


Bloedel Conservatory is part of Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver, British Columbia.  It features tropical plants and a collection of birds that have the conservatory as their home.  When we were there it also featured a collection of sculptures by local artists in various media.


We had been eager to get out and the day we went was a holiday here in Washington, but it was raining again, and so we made the decision to go to Bloedel, a place we had not visited before.  We spent a relaxing and enjoyable day there before fighting our way back through Vancouver traffic.

It should be noted that the pictures are in no particular order and that many of the pictures were taken by my wife.  I was trying out some high ISO settings due to the poor light and did not get very good pictures as a result.  It is not unusual, however, that she outdoes me. 

Phalaenopsis Orchids


Art and Rosie
Blue and Gold Macaw and African Grey Parrot


Phalaenopsis Orchids

Bromeliads



Zebra Finch

Red Winged Laughing Thrush


Orange Bishop Weaver Finch

Golden Pheasant


Canary and Green Singing Finch

Nelson
Hahn's Dwarf Macaw

Green Singing Finch

Gouldian Finch

Spider Lily

Anthuriums

Green Winged Macaw

Casey
Yellow Headed Amazon Parrot

Rosie
African Grey Parrot

Golden Pheasant

Cymbidium Orchids

Pied Imperial Pigeon and Bengalese Finch

Red Ear-striped Waxbill


Cockatoo

Silver Pheasant

Canary

Rosie
African Grey Parrot

Canary

Shrimp Plant

Canary


Japanese White Eye

Orange Bishop Weaver Finch

Cut Throat Finch


Canary

Red Winged Laughing Thrush

Zebra Finch

Green Singing Finch and Orange Bishop Weaver Finch



Casey
Yellow Headed Amazon Parrot

Unknown Plant and Variegated Bamboo

Shrimp Plant

New Zealand Tea Tree

Red Ear-striped Waxbill

Japanese White Eye

Easter Cactus

Anthurium

Red Ear-striped Waxbill

10 comments:

  1. Hey Ron,
    They're some lovely photos. I loved seeing all the birds.

    However I had a bit of a chuckle because you have named one of the photos as a Cockatiel, however the picture shows a Cockatoo. They're both Australian Natives, but a Cockatoo is about 10 times the size of a sweet little Cockateil.

    Once again, they're absolutely wonderful photos and hopefully one day I'll get the chance to visit Bloedel

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    1. If you are ever that close to us, then you must come and visit, Michael. I would like nothing better than to show you a few of our native orchids and my collection, too.

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  2. With that variety of bird life I bet it sounded wonderful in there.

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Marti. Yes, especially in the morning the birds were really making a wonderful racket.

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  3. What beautiful birds and plants!
    I am delighted with your work!
    Hugs friend!

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    1. Thanks, Adriana, for checking this post and commenting. The new orchid on the Orchids in Bloom blog is from your country.

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    1. Thanks, Fizzie. Appreciate the kindness and the help with photos.

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  5. Beautiful photos! Scott would probably love to explore the conservatory, and I and the kids as well. xx Rose

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    1. Maybe we can go up there sometime when you're here with the kids. It's not that far and the park is beautiful, too, if the weather is good.

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