Orchids are rather like fireworks, everybody is always going OOOOOOH! and AAAAAAAAH! at the sight. Not me. I think some of them are exotic, others are beautiful, and still others are, frankly, weird. My first post showed you some of the exotics at the recent Amherst Orchid Society show here in Northampton. Today we’re looking at the beautiful.
These are my picks and reflect my personal preference for Phalaenopsis orchids, which are usually known as “moth orchids”, but if I had my way would be called “butterfly orchids.” They look like gorgeous butterflies frozen in flight, and are so lovely they take my breath away. See if you agree:
So lovely they might be called “angel wings.” And in closeup:
I do think those are definitive in their category. I’m also including these three sprays of orchids in the Beautiful sweepstakes. I don’t know their variety (if anyone does, please holler) but I loved all three.
I can only label them, PINK spray orchids —
Another spray, this time in YELLOW:
Finally, this mostly white cascade:
The third and final installment comes up this weekend, the weird orchids —- Till then, as the Navajo blessing says, Walk in Beauty!