Another orchid is waking up. The first bud is squinting with one eye to have a look around. She’s not sure she wants to come out completely. It looks a bit gray out there. Where is summer?
She waits a day or two and soon reinforcements come along. In the company of her sisters, she feels brave enough to face the world. But what faces they have!
One of the things I love about orchids (besides their long blooming time) is that each type has such unique characteristics. It seems that the colours and designs are infinite.
What beetle with its bleeding feet
Has marked my orchid, once so neat?
Or maybe she’s not feeling well
And has the measles, I can’t tell.
I know! She’s going into town
To sport her polka-dotted gown.