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Market Flowers

Orchids are my favorite flower.  So delicate, so easy to care for, so seemingly exotic, even though many of the species really aren’t.  Visiting several vegetable, fruit and flower markets in Thailand was a visual treat.  Orchids and lotus flowers abound.  A large bouquet of orchids could be had for about $1 USD.  Oh to have cut orchids in large bowls around my house!  I will settle for two or three stems in a plant!  I will let the flowers speak for themselves:


Pile of Orchids--$1 USD for a large bunch.

Pile of Orchids–$1 USD for a large bunch.


Take your pick! The choices are overwhelming and all beautiful.


More varieties of orchids. How to decide?


Fresh Lotus Flowers–I’d never seen these in such abundance.


The subtle flowers are inspiring. Remind me of watermelon tourmaline jewelry…


Lotus in their natural state.


Sampaguita Flower leis. The Sampaguita flower is a type of jasmine and has a wonderful scent.


Making Sampaguita Leis in the market. Bangkok, Thailand.

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    April 14, 2013
  2. Jean Welker #

    I’ll take one of each.

    April 14, 2013

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