January 14, 2015

Orchid in shade
Orchid in shade

I used to think I didn’t like orchids.  I thought they were prissy and perhaps even snobby, although why I thought a flower could have such a quality, I don’t know!

Exotic and slightly surreal they are.  They vary a lot more than I realized.  They seem to proclaim a miracle with every bloom.  The colors seem impossible, as do the shapes of many of them, especially the smaller ones, for some reason.

I guess they aren’t an ocean plant in any sense of the word, but I’ve been able to grow them only when living here near the ocean.

Ocean orchids, oceans of orchids?  Imagine that!

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