Sunday, July 1, 2007

Dancing Cossacks Orchid...

These little guys remind me of the dancing Cossacks in Disney's Fantasia (the 1st one), I owned this orchid for 4 years and it never bloomed...then I moved to the Puna District...(Puna means fresh or new and the district is famous for its growing conditions) one month later it began putting out a bloom stalk! I waited anxiously (I had never seen a bloom from it before so I had no idea what it would be like), and finally it bloomed! Lucky me! It is probably the flashiest orchid I own, and it was absolutely loaded full of these little dancing soldiers.


Happy Red Theme day! In honor of this great theme I will be posting something red each day for the whole week! And one is a surprise...come see it this week and make a guess...


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9 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

I don't think I have ever seen anything to compare with this. Never even heard of this flower before. Nice photo of it too.

Abraham Lincoln
—Me as Moses—

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Awesome orchids. My mom used to grow them and they are very temperamental. Sometimes, they bloom like crazy and then become dormant for years.

As for your coffee comment, I try not to drink coffee after breakfast and I limit myself to three cups a day only. Otherwise, I get too jittery. :-)

Lavenderlady said...

Beautiful...very unusual. i am glad it finally bloomed for you.

Jenny said...

What a lovely photo! I'll look forward to more red this week.

Ann said...

Now there's a red photo! Beautiful flower.

Gerald England said...

dancing orchids - exotic

Aloha said...

Mahalo all! I am really enjoying this theme! Whats next?

Ming_the_Merciless said...

July's theme is "A Typical Breakfast".

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Wow, those are really red!