Saturday, January 21, 2012

orchids, et cetera

This is a new and fascinating one:

These pink ones frustrate me; they face out from the balcony across a lot of open space (you can see them in the distance behind the star attraction above), and there's no way to get close to them from the front unless you're sixteen feet tall.

This shot was an accidental brush of the finger, and I was surprised by how much I like the composition.

Another orchid that hasn't bloomed since I started working here:

Notice the banana leaf that has had an encounter with the ceiling fan. Nature, red in tooth and claw even indoors.

I'm not even sure that  this is an orchid, but it probably is:

I love the way the yellow ones catch the sun:


  1. Beautiful! Thanks so much for bringing some color into my day!

  2. Orchids are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing them as I have a black thumb when it comes to indoor plants.

  3. These orchids are lucky that all I have to do for them is water them on weekends, Reb.

    Crabby, this is one of the greatest benefits (unlisted) of my second job, especially in the winter. I step out into the atrium and it's the next best thing to being in San Diego. (Unless the automatic vents have gone bipolar and keep opening and shutting: "Hot inside! Open! Cold air! Close!" over and over.)