Winter tropics

Sometimes there is nothing more delightful than bundling up in warm jackets

And heading off to the tropics! (Yes, I have a wild imagination.)

To the huge greenhouse filled with warmth and sunshine

And marvels of nature.

Where colours and blossoms run riot

With soft velvet petals sprinkled with gold.

Outside – the delicious cold of winter.

Inside – a festival of flowers,

A blossoming of the heart.

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72 responses

  1. beautiful photos, i love the flowers but that first photo of the greenhouse is really great!

    February 14, 2011 at 17:34

  2. Oooh, I love greenhouses. They are always so warm and cozy.

    February 14, 2011 at 17:34

  3. Ah, these images warm my hear and soul. The details are amazing, such stunning beauty…
    Love them all so much, but the last one is so symbolic and poetic…
    Have a lovely Valentine’s Day,

    February 14, 2011 at 17:39

  4. Your macro photos are awesome, as always!!!

    February 14, 2011 at 17:44

  5. So good to see that rich vibrant red among all the blues and lilacs!

    February 14, 2011 at 17:45

  6. My heart is warmer already, just looking at your tropical winter. Happy Valentine’s Day

    February 14, 2011 at 17:51

  7. Flowers for me? Gee…you didn’t have to! But thank you, they are marvelous just like you!!
    Happy Valentines Fi!!!

    February 14, 2011 at 17:58

  8. Perfect for today. Happy Valentines day! Do you celebrate it in Sweden?

    February 14, 2011 at 17:59

    • Yes, Valentine’s day has come here. But we haven’t celebrated it…

      February 14, 2011 at 18:33

  9. What a perfect place to visit on a February day. Wonderful photos.. I especially love the last one.

    February 14, 2011 at 18:04

  10. lovely color…hope you day is filled with love….

    February 14, 2011 at 18:27

  11. Beautiful!!!

    February 14, 2011 at 18:27

  12. Stunning! Especially love those first flowers. I’m so glad you have a warm place full of color to escape to (although your winter world is beautiful, too!)

    February 14, 2011 at 18:49

  13. Fi – I went to a festival of flowers, too – it really did make my heart bloom. The crocus are so hopeful, don’t you think?

    February 14, 2011 at 19:02

  14. Very nice images!! Looks like you all have a great time!
    Here we have nearly storm tonight….. Nice to be inside!
    Mycket ljus och varme…..

    Greetings from Gunn / Stavanger

    February 14, 2011 at 19:43

  15. I do love the pictures you take and this early taste of spring is a blessing!

    February 14, 2011 at 20:03

  16. Oh, so beautiful! And yes, a large greenhouse is indeed a taste of the tropics. I have a favorite one in Seattle; the warmth and the scents transport me to another place every time.

    February 14, 2011 at 20:08

  17. Happy V-day!

    February 14, 2011 at 20:21

  18. Just LOVE the last shot! Hope your day was sweet!

    February 14, 2011 at 20:46

  19. I can almost feel the warmth from these gorgeous pictures girl!!!

    God bless and have a marvelous Valentine’s Day!!! :o)

    February 14, 2011 at 21:34

  20. Happy VD! I feel like you just gave me flowers and a heart. Thank you.

    February 14, 2011 at 23:33

  21. so nicely done. the photo of the greenhouse is splendid! actually, they all are! Happy Valentine’s day to you and yours!

    February 14, 2011 at 23:44

  22. That is exactly what I needed to warm my heart! Anticipating the first signs of spring is like waiting for Christmas for me- and this was like getting an early present! Thanks!!!

    February 15, 2011 at 00:38

  23. Clive

    Greenhouses are one of our favourite places too! We could spend hours wandering around the glasshouses at our National Botanic Gardens – something very soothing about them that always appeals to Murray!

    Love your photos, as always!

    February 15, 2011 at 00:49

  24. To have a wild imagination is a blessing,I know that by experience. How nice to be able to move from freezing winter to the tropics with a few strides!:-)

    February 15, 2011 at 02:41

  25. These are just astounding. The crocuses steal my heart!

    February 15, 2011 at 03:29

  26. cherry blossom

    that green house is stunning, the flowers are romantic and that hearts is just soooo sweet!!

    February 15, 2011 at 03:59

  27. warm and lovely – perfect for a lovers day!

    February 15, 2011 at 06:20

  28. I especially love the second foto! wonderful images!

    February 15, 2011 at 06:20

  29. We can create our own beauty when needed! Gorgeous captures, exquisite flowers and colors and you do light up my life with the beauty you create! Have a wonderful week!


    February 15, 2011 at 06:21

  30. Wonderful celebratory images of and in a greenhouse… winter tropics, indeed.

    February 15, 2011 at 08:55

  31. Beautiful shots. I love the color of those flowers.

    February 15, 2011 at 09:39

  32. Beautiful posting, love the flowers

    have a nice day!!


    February 15, 2011 at 09:46

  33. I love your second photo – such promise of joys to come:-)

    February 15, 2011 at 11:37

  34. · These flowers are beautiful but your shots are fantastic.

    · Saludos

    CR & LMA

    February 15, 2011 at 13:56

  35. Beautiful photos and a great way to spend a winter day! :)

    February 15, 2011 at 13:58

  36. You’ve brightened up a little bit colorless world of winter. Thank you.

    February 15, 2011 at 15:30

  37. Wow! These are such beautiful captures.
    How colorful and cheerful!

    February 15, 2011 at 15:39

  38. Beautiful. You need to have a photography “how-to” button like the Pioneer Woman. You could teach us stuff!:)

    February 15, 2011 at 17:09

  39. Your world looks very colorful !

    February 15, 2011 at 17:12

  40. I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

    February 15, 2011 at 18:57

  41. What a wonderful greenhouse. The shots are all so beautiful.

    February 15, 2011 at 20:42

  42. such GLORIES you feed us!

    Aloha from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral


    February 15, 2011 at 22:38

  43. marina

    awesome captures. I love the crocuses.

    February 15, 2011 at 23:06

  44. Nothing like a greenhouse! Beautiful pictures — I can almost smell that wonderful tropical greenhouse aroma!

    February 16, 2011 at 00:49

  45. So beautiful, love the pictures and the way you put it all together.

    February 16, 2011 at 01:10

  46. Ah… It’s like home from home for me! Ha ha!
    3rd photo: isn’t that a nasturtium?

    February 16, 2011 at 01:16

    • It’s one of those big red Christmas flowers… I think they are called Amaryllis.

      February 16, 2011 at 05:43

      • Oh yes, I think you’re right!:)
        Really big flowers, indeed!

        February 17, 2011 at 00:57

  47. Very interesting contrast frozen coldness with tropics!! I love all of them. The color of the greenhouse is delicately beautiful. Thank you for sharing your great photos and words!!

    February 16, 2011 at 02:38

  48. I always love visiting here … I know I’m going to see something beautiful and today is no exception.

    February 16, 2011 at 02:49

  49. You photos are always stunningly beautiful ~ your words the same…
    The last photo is priceless ♥

    February 16, 2011 at 03:20

  50. Your pictures…your words..perfectly wonderful…thanks for sharing them.:)

    February 16, 2011 at 04:28

  51. You always share such lovely thoughts!

    February 16, 2011 at 07:59

  52. I would like to have a greenhouse here. I love that second photo. But right now I don´t remember the name of those flowers.😦

    February 16, 2011 at 08:34

    • They are agapanthus from South Africa.

      February 16, 2011 at 18:37

  53. Wow, beautiful. All this in a greenhouse in the snow? I see why they need them in Sweden.

    February 16, 2011 at 10:04

  54. Wow, fantastic photography.
    I particularly like that macro shot in the middle

    February 16, 2011 at 10:34

  55. Ash

    I agree with Zuzana. Your photos really makes my soul sigh. Absolutely amazing! I can look at these all day!

    February 16, 2011 at 12:51

  56. Gorgeous Images hon!!

    I had forgotten just how much I love visiting you here:-)

    C x

    February 16, 2011 at 14:33

  57. Stopping by to say thank you for so sweetly recommending my post Love beats hate at Hilarys…what a sweet surprise. I am very honored. XX

    February 16, 2011 at 17:01

  58. love each and every sentiment…
    and that last pic is priceless!

    February 16, 2011 at 17:12

  59. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    February 16, 2011 at 19:53

  60. ah..
    you are a wonder.

    February 16, 2011 at 20:21

  61. You reminded me that my boyfriend has been wanting to go to the local botanical gardens for two years now. He’s in dire need of being spoiled rotten, so I think I’m going to make that happen. Thanks!

    February 17, 2011 at 00:46

  62. as lovely as the flowers are the photo of the heart on the misty window just pulls at my heart:)

    February 17, 2011 at 03:14

  63. Very nice! Love the blue flowers, looks like watercolour.

    February 17, 2011 at 16:01

  64. These are lovely but the first one is definitely breathtaking! Very lovely!

    February 18, 2011 at 06:22

  65. Dear Fiona!

    Your photos are each day, better and better. Congrats

    You have a good iamgination. And it is good in a photographer

    February 18, 2011 at 06:35

  66. The croci (is it crocuses?) aren’t blooming yet are they? Love the heart. Did your daughter make that with her finger tip?

    February 18, 2011 at 14:58

    • Those flowers in bloom are agapanthus from South Africa. They were blooming because we were in a lovely warm greenhouse!

      Yes, my daughter drew the heart!

      February 18, 2011 at 19:04

  67. Thanks for that bit of springtime:)

    February 21, 2011 at 05:49

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