Tuesday, April 10

Garden Flowers: Orchids

Garden Flowers: Orchids
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As you know I am not precisely a flower connoisseur but I can't help taking pictures of them in any context. This time I got these orchids for you. I spotted a nice bunch of them in a jar at the house of one of my friends' grandmother. Notice the white wall which gave me a good neutral background. I couldn't get rid of all the noise but it looks nice in this medium size. Don't forget to follow the link and learn about Orchidaceae family. You can read things like: "The term 'orchid' derives from the Greek ορχις orchis, meaning "testicle", from the appearance of subterranean tuberoids of the genus Orchis" or "One orchid genus, Vanilla, is commercially important, used as a foodstuff flavoring, the source of vanilla. The underground tubers of terrestrial orchids are ground to a powder and used for cooking, such as in the hot beverage salep or the so-called "fox-testicle ice cream" salepi dondurma".



Blogger Kate said...

Lovely bloom and great colour!!

3:53 AM  
Blogger sylvie d said...

Great picture! I know what you mean when you say you can't help taking flowers I am the same :-)

11:07 AM  
Blogger Abraham Lincoln said...

I like the colors of the flowers.

7:22 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Absolutely beautiful photographs - a striking collection. Thank you for sharing them.

11:23 PM  

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