Though I poo-pooed fancy hot-house flowers in my post yesterday, because I am allowed to be a little fickle, today I am featuring just one of these exotic blooms that I seemed to dismiss yesterday. This beautiful orchid was hiding in the bathroom of a friend’s house (thank you, C) in a window, but at night, so it was dark. I got out my phone torch (flashlight) to brighten the scene and here we have this delicate beauty with its purple veined petals that seem to glisten in the stark light of the phone. No, I will not be coming across these in the spring, nor the summer or fall here, in the woods and fields around us, but I can still admire their lovely grace for what it is. A gift from some far away land where no doubt they can be found hanging from trees just as freely as ivy hangs from ours. Every single part of the unique earth we inhabit has wonders beyond our wildest imagination. I am glad to be able to experience some from both near and far. So today I hope you enjoy this taste of exotica from a warm and sultry land, while we await a potential snow storm tomorrow!
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