March 6, 2010 § 14 Comments
I have already made two lists and opened the laptop to do some “work” while the household sleeps and yet in my longing for Spring (which I continue to insist is just around the corner…but WHAT corner?), I am compelled to look at flowers with their inner light and their pop of color which they do oh-just-so-naturally and I wonder about what’s pushing up through the ground already and if Arti in Canada and Jeanie in Michigan and Seachanges in Cornwall and Shoreacres in Galveston are seeing new shoots of any sort at all, already…
We ventured to the Missouri Botanical Garden Orchid Show last week. It runs through the end of March having started in February – it’s six weeks of screamingly gorgeous flowers great and small and they rotate the orchids in and out and this year’s them is “Parisian” and called Cafe de Monarque (after the butterfly, not a king like Louis).
I had the remains of a wiley virus (aka “cold”) and couldn’t smell a damn thing despite upclose inhaling of several accomdating blooms, but that didn’t really matter. You could get high on the color, just because it’s so real and on the dips and details of each of the flower species. (HM and I got into a discussion; we couldn’t remember the “order” of things like phylum, genus, species, class and we got laughing over what we were really doing during our respective biology classes – no, I didn’t even know him back in school days and we probably wouldn’t have spoken to one another then anyway.)
Little matter about the names although we enjoyed one called “Splendidum.” We were smitten by the beauty and my camera did not begin to capture what we were seeing, but that’s ok. There was an attempt at chronicling nonetheless and herein, a few snaps to heighten your anticipation of Spring!
The above orchids were named simply “Navy Blue.”
…and so did this sugary beauty.