Monday, January 12, 2009

Color for a winter's day

It’s been misty and gray all day today; one of our famous winter inversions. So something colorful is definitely in order. Here's a closer look at some of the orchids I featured in yesterday's post.

Orchids are fascinating flowers; some varieties look more like creatures than flowers, or like aliens. The Treasure Valley Orchid Society has a show and sale every spring at one of the motels near the airport. These are avid orchidists, many of whom have greenhouses (since the desert climate here is not conducive to growing orchids). We’ve attended a couple of times and it was fun browsing through the exhibits. So many shapes and colors.

Sweet memories to lighten a gray day…


Anonymous said...

your orchids
pull magnetically at


until those iron
filings of mist

unfurl purple
petals & disprove

any boredom
desert floors im


Katie said...

Gorgeous! Such beautiful colors, and yes what a great way to brighten up a gray day. I'll send some of our California warmth and sunshine your way too.

Ms M said...

Thank you, Katie! We need some warmth and sunshine. The fog rolled in again about 4 p.m. today and it's thick out tonight.

And thank you, Anon for your wonderful prose...

LEon said...

Indeed it is a gem to have get to see some flowers in the winter. Glad you enjoyed yourself. Thanks for sharing. :)

Ms M said...

Thank you, LEon. Glad you stopped by.