After seeing my last post, my friend Dara commented that the photos were "pretty!" but "also sort of strange," because "orchids are weird-looking." I can't say I disagree. Orchids can be quite beautiful but really are odd-looking. I'd try to espouse on some metaphor or simile with greater life meaning, but I have a headache and am ready for bed. So you are on your own for that one. Just enjoy these photos and the orchids' strange beauty.
(U.S. Botanical Gardens, DC, photographed February 2011)