“When two friends understand each other totally, the words are soft and strong like an orchid’s perfume.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
Just look at this stunning orchid growing wild in my garden. It is so vibrant! Isn’t nature wonderful?
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That’s a beautiful orchid, Marianne, and that quote is perfect. 🙂
growing WILD in your garden??? oh my, how lucky are you? gorgeous!!!
I do live in the campo (countryside), so I guess that helps. Starting around this time of year there are many beautiful wildflowers around. It’s quite a display!
Ooh, I’d never recognize an orchid for what it is if it sprouted right out in the middle of the living-room floor! I’d just think, what a lovely flower, I wonder what it is!
LOL – as long as you like it, that’s all that matters!
I love orchids but I much prefer them in their natural environment to stuck in a pot on a windowsill
Hmmm me too – much nicer.
What a gorgeous flower – it’s perfect!
How lucky are you!? Glorious and such a brilliant color. Nice shot.
Yes – very lucky and I know it!
Thanks for your comment – much appreciated.
It is beautiful! Do you know its name? How big is each flower? Here in Canada, we have wild stream orchid, Epipactis helleborine (Broad-leaved Helleborine) almost everywhere–very winter hardy you can imagine! But the flower is pretty small, about 1cm diameter without fragrance.
I’m afraid I don’t know the name, but I will try to find out – surely someone locally should know.
Each stem stands about ten inches tall with with about a three inch band of flowers at the top.a
Thanks for your visit and for taking the trouble to leave a comment – much appreciated.
You are welcome, we all love nature! I like your image!
Stunning … I do not have that type of orchid among my collection. The color is magnificent.
Yes, the colour is one of my favourites, Izzy. I wish I could sent you one for your collection ….
Me toooo …. ~~~~ : – ( It’s okay, I am loving up the photo. Thanks for the thought. Very sweet. ~~~ : – )
Wild flowers that pop up in the garden are a blessing, but one so vibrant as that must be a source of great attention. It must be happy, to have flowered – I wonder whether it’ll clump and require you to make a whole new garden bed around it?
I’ll certainly keep my eye on it and let you know!
We get lots of wild flowers springing up anytime soon – many people think they are weeds, but I think they are gorgeous!
Oh, it’s gorgeous indeed Marianne! Thanks for sharing the beauty from your garden. 🙂
You are most welcome – and thanks for saying so!
You are very welcome hon. 🙂
Stunning, we sometimes get some growing in our olive grove…I agree, nature is amazing!
We are so lucky, aren’t we?
These are so beautiful, Marianne. I love the colour. 🙂
Thanks for saying so, Sylvia. Pink/purple are two of my favourite colours – especially for flowers!
What luck! This is absolutely gorgeous, Marianne, and the color spectacular. God bless the insect, bird, animal, or wind gust that dropped the spore in your yard that grew to produce this beauty. 🙂
Yes, I was in luck, that’s for sure!
Ah wonderful, I hope they spread around!
You know what, Gilly, as each year comes around – I think they are spreading!
Awesome photo and true saying !:)
Thanks Scrapydo 🙂