Monday, August 1, 2011

From bud to bloom ...

This pic did not make the cut for my July 24th exhibit but only because I simply could not share all I would have liked to. I'm fascinated by the shapes of these orchid buds. I have numerous shots of them, arcing in front of various other flora, or shadows as in the one above. I also enjoy the shiny texture some of them have, as in this (less successful) pic:

I remember the first time I spotted buds like these. Newly moved to California from a life-time in New York city I'd not ever seen the vast majority of the flora here in bud form. I took photos and almost breathlessly waited to see what the buds would become. I hooted with delight when they opened into orchids that look like little mouths opening for the dentist or sharing in a big belly laugh, like these:

They might be saying "Leave them laughing!" In any event, from bud to bloom these sorts of orchids make me smile.

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‘til next take, may you enjoy life in the ever changing light,

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