subtle creams and yellows
burst of pinks and purples
varying sizes and shapes
variety of hues
This is the last weekend for the orchids to be on display at our local Franklin Park Conservatory. I wanted to make sure I saw them this year and needed something to pick me up while gray skies loomed overhead. I enjoyed lingering and noticing these beautiful plants today. I've never tried to grow orchids and realized I didn't know very much about them until I started reading three display panels. So, today in my notebook I not only gathered my noticing notes but collected some nonfiction information. Maybe one day these two snippets of tidbits will merge together in another piece.
petaloid sepals - green leafy petal like at the flower base
true petals - three
monoodial - tip of main stem
sympodial - horizontal stem - like grass or iris
cold mountain tops - terrestrial - grow in soil
tropical rainforest - ephiphytic - grow in tree canopy
lithophytic - attach to rocks
Thank you to the Two Writing Teachers group for hosting our writing community and you can enjoy other slices from today by stopping by the link provided.