It must be spring … or summer. Suddenly, there’s too many things going on and I don’t have as much time to sit and write about randomness again. I’ve been taking photos, with all these accompanying blog-posts running through my head, and yet nothing moves. Such is life …
I walked into a grocery store one day, and came upon these orchids. I stopped in the middle of the aisle, as I stood there and watched these blue and purple creations.
After having been to the orchid shows, I know that they were probably dyed. These orchids don’t come in these colours … or do they?
After a little research, I came across this article about electric-blue phalaenopsis orchids that stopped shoppers in their tracks at supermarkets. Hey! Did they see me do exactly just that??
Hmmm … there’s even a warning there about not even thinking of a do-it-yourself dyeing process. Were they reading my mind again?? The thought did cross my mind, but I didn’t think I was ready to try dyeing orchids; I’m still experimenting with roses and other plants. Besides, this blue dye isn’t even available, so that takes care of that.
In the meantime, I’ll just sit here and admire the colours.
My new colour palette and flower obsession for this visit.
I call it the Iris Orchid, because the colours reminded me of the iris flower that I had taken a photo (at right) of some years back. I do see some similarities to the orchid. As usual, I didn’t look for the name plate that would identify this orchid. I’m getting bad at this, but then my focus wasn’t exactly on the scientific names of the orchids. I was just there to enjoy their beauty!
I wish there was an image search capability – for example, where I can show Google a picture and ask it to come up with the name?
The Alien Orchid. The scientific name is ‘Paph Hsinying Alien ‘.
Charisse says that it reminds her of the creature in the movie ‘Alien’, way back in 1979? the first ‘Alien’ movie with Sigourney Weaver. Specially this shot, with the thin strands of hair sticking out.
I don’t know … I don’t see any resemblance to the alien creature. I just wanted to take pictures of the colours and the patterns and texture on these flowers.