Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Pic Today 3/6/12


HOW ORCHIDS ATTRACT

Orchids are amazing.
They bloom in infinite designs and colors,
shapes and sizes, in a variety of climates.

The lesson of their design is attraction and pollination.
Each has a purpose, and a technique for attraction:

COLOR & PATTERNS
Contrast and color combinations,
patterns, shapes -- each are bulls-eyes for the pollinator.

ODORS
Sweet and fragrant, even rotting smells,
each are irresistible to their target insect.

FOOD
Some produce sweet nectar as food
to feed their pollinating partners.

WARMTH
Some orchids (like the Jack-in-the-Pulpit)
actually produce heat to keep their pollen warm & dry.

And you thought they were just pretty!















13 comments:

  1. I agree! Orchids are amazing!
    xx Ilka

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  2. So beautiful! They all look exquisite. Looks like a jock strap too. Amazing.

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  3. You've captured their beauty. Were you at the botanical gardens?

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  4. Today photographic show poem is beautiful ... your work ...
    I love flowers!
    Rick, are beautiful!
    Sky Kisses!

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  5. You like orchids too, great shots!

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  6. Que belleza de orquideas amigo Rick, preciosos detalles aportados de estás bellas flores. Un gran abrazo amigo

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  7. Orchids are beautiful...see my blog there are more orchids from Venezuela...greetings

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  8. Orchids are fascinating flowers. Wonderful shots!

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  9. Wiem, powtarzam się, ale też muszę napisać, że storczyki to niesamowicie piękne kwiaty.Pozdrawiam. *** I know I repeat myself, but I must say that orchids are incredibly beautiful flowers. Yours.

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  10. Beautiful, Kawai, Kirei...

    Giovanna

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  11. I've recently read a poem about orchids, so here it is

    A Wild Orchid by Lanie Alexandria Costeas 3-18-92

    We are all flowers in the garden of the world.
    Some of us are daisys dainty and bright.
    Some of us are poppys,with sweet contagious laughter.
    If there was a flower for you,
    Youd be a wild orchid,
    So full of life,colors alive,
    Sprinkled with scarlett and purple,
    Explosions of colors racing through your petals.
    I was walking in a garden,
    Looking for a flower with a soul like yours,
    A free spirit,so intense and vivid.
    There were many flowers,
    The tulips were always telling me to stand up straight
    and not open up too much.
    The violets were deep but when watered with love closed up.
    The rose was too perfect in every aspect.
    Then there was you so unique and wild.
    A orchid with a soul different from them all
    different to touch,to hold,to look at.
    You took my wild colorful side,and let it live.
    Set me free with your fire
    I dream of finding you again,
    discovering you again,
    Theres far to many daisys in life.

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    1. Oh wow. Thank you for posting this, Setty.

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