Monday, July 21, 2008

Name that Orchid

So, the orchid classification book is at the office, but this is too cool to wait. My outside orchid is blooming and I love the way it unfurls! See the triangular petal at the bottom? Watch as it unfolds to become the rounded bottom petal, revealing the final burst of beauty.

Though the petal still has a little unrolling to do, the crinkles never fully iron out, which only adds to its unique appeal. And of course, you can see the tiny hot pepper shaped bud the blooms begin as- no white is even visible, only green and purple.

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