Thursday, July 3, 2008
This is a work-in-progress. I've been thinking about putting together a place to display some of my photos - primarily of the wildlife and plants (particularly my orchids) I have around the house or that I manage to snap along the way.
I don't know how this will work out, but I'll start with these:
My favorite orchids are vandas, ascascendas, and mixes of the two. Here are a couple of snaps I took of several that are in bloom now, a couple of which (the white vanda/ascascenda and the maroon-ey ascascenda) that are now blooming for the very first time after several years. Very exciting for me, because just about all my name tags have either fallen off or faded away. So don't ask for actual names. It wouldn't matter anyway, because most of them were bred locally and given the local growers' personal names, so it's not like you could go down to your neighborhood orchid purveyor and pick up the exact same thing. It's like local produce - enjoy it because it's special to your personal piece of the planet!
I've had this little guy for about five years and (s)he blooms pretty consistently every year in the spring. This is the first time it's ever bloomed in the summer, and never this big! Don't they look like little roaring lions? :-)
I've had these next ones for several years and it's been so long, I had quite forgotten what the blooms were supposed to look like. So it was quite exciting to see these come out - like opening a surprise package!
Posted by RJ Flamingo at 7:38 AM