Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Year "Summit"

Every year, about this time, I can't help to pay attention to this beauty. Isn't this gorgeous? I never mentioned that this Cattleya orchid never fails to bloom right around the new year. Left untouched, this will become a very large specimen. It received an award (not this one, but this species) and was named "Summit." You see the growth at the bottom? In a few days, two or three more flowers will emerge from the protective sheath to greet the new year 2012. These orchids not only are beautiful, they have a faint but delightful scent in the mornings too.
New Year Orchid

1 comment:

QuickFixMiami said...

Those are beautiful.. too bad the cool weather only lasted a few hours.