Flowers? You Asked for Flowers?

     Winter is a good time to focus on gardens and flowers. We need to be reminded that color and beauty are on their way back to us, as we continue this chilly part of our annual tour around the sun.

     The Orchid Lady has gathered together more than 100 colorful photos of her own orchids. They are organized on a series of 8 separate pages, in the Gallery.

     One of the striking things about orchids is how diverse they are, in size, shape and color. Here is a close-up, for example, of a white and gold orchid, and another of a white with pink orchid.

     In terms of pure colored flowers, orchids seem to come in every gradation. They run from pink, for instance, to reddish burgundy, to pinkish purple.

January 21, 2001