Sunday, June 24, 2007

Wild and Showy Wonder

On the weekend of the Lanark orchid festival, a few images captured yesterday, not in the magnificent orchid sanctuary at the Purdon bog, but in a wild and sunny bog closer to home.

The blooming of Cypripedium reginae is a fleeting thing, and it would be a travesty not to mark the grandeur of this rare wild orchid's appearance with songs and photos and intervals of open-mouthed wonder.

My secret orchid colony is probably more than a century old. Its leaves are an exuberant rustling emerald green, and the blooms are huge.

1 comment:

Kim Antieau said...

Wow! Gorgeous. I feel as though these photographs are a conversation--with the fleurs. Does that make sense?