Orchids are mysterious and glorious plants and brighten even a dark and dreary day! I received a beautiful yellow one for my birthday last spring and it bloomed for at least three months. About that same time, a small orchid plant that I’d brought over from my mother’s house when she was hospitalized earlier, decided to bloom, a wonderful surprise. It had just three blossoms, but they lasted for more than six months.
One day last week, we had to make a foray to Home Depot in Dewitt, New York, to pick up a replacement window. While my husband did his business, I found the house plants. Big mistake! Among the usual green plants and African violets, I also found gorgeous Phalaenopsis Orchid plants with two tall stems of flowers, for only $10.00 each. After much debate about color and which looked to be the freshest, I came home with my choice.
Not only is my new purchase lovely and a bright spot on even a dreary day, but it is also one more subject for my camera. A morning or two later, I noted bright morning sunlight coming in the dining room window near the new orchid, gathered camera and a reflector to direct the sunlight and some of these photos I share here today are the result.
The last two, both “macro,” needed a bit of flash help and were taken just this morning. I hope you enjoy these bits of color and they bring you bit of pleasure, too.
As always, click on photos to enter a larger view.
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