This flower, Phalaenopsis Amabilis has such a beautiful common name – Moon Orchid – that I had to feature it on Flower a Day today, so near the full moon. The markings on orchids are always so finely drawn and the form of the whole plant has such an exotic feel to it that they never cease to make me catch my breath in admiration. As if in contrast, the unopened bud to the side seems rough and course. It’s a little like the ugly duckling and the swan story. It’s hard to imagine the delicate beauty that is waiting in that heavy looking exterior, to be revealed in all its glory. I haven’t managed to have these come back into flower myself, though many of my gifted friends have and my hat is off to them. Meanwhile, to compensate for my lack of green fingers, my photograph of this will not fade and so will always be in bloom! 😀 I wish all my friends a wonderful, peaceful day.
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A gallery of flowers shared on a daily basis to cheer myself and hopefully you, the viewer too, during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic period.
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