From the daily archives: "Friday, August 12, 2011"

Today’s Photo: The Fairy Orchid

During my high speed visit of the rapidly closing museums in Washington D.C., I came across the Orchid collection in the Museum of Natural History.  It amazes me at how difficult it is to grow these flowers.  And then to encourage them to grow in the variety that is seen at the show is amazing.  This particular one caught my eye.  I can’t explain why it stood out against the other amazing flowers, but it did.  My first impression of this was of a hawk or some type of bird of prey with it’s beak open.  However, once my wife saw it, she pointed out that it looked kinda like a fairy.  (Don’t tell her, bu I think she may have been watching too much Barbie and the Fairy Secret.  I’m just sayin’.)  And then I began looking at it again.  And I could see the fairy.  (Good grief, now I KNOW I have been watching too much.)

While you are checking out this flower, why don’t you look at The Flower (I know; original name.)  And then visit last Friday’s Daily Photo.

The Fairy

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