Saturday, December 14, 2013

Orchid Fever

 While there are always orchids in the 
there is an abundance of them beginning in October 
for the 'October Owls and Orchids' special event.   

Here are some images of those orchids and the owl butterflies.

Witch Doctor,
perhaps my favorite orchid

Here is an Owl Butterfly on my sleeve;
the picture is blurry because I had to hold my phone at arm's length
in order to get the giant butterfly in view.

Owl Butterfly
Owl Butterfly
Owl Butterfly on path

There were various types of orchids for sale at the gift shop. 
How could I resist trying something a little different?

This (Paph. Supersuk 'Eureka' AM/AOS x Paph Raisin Pie 'Hsinying') x Sib
(registered name is 'Hsinying Alien') bloomed for almost 2 months for me.
One of my friends dubbed it the 'Giraffe' Orchid. 
What do you think: Alien or Giraffe?

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