Friday, July 21, 2017

A Walk Through The Jungle Part 2

It's All About The Orchids

They were amazing and intricate and full of ants.  Here you go:

Pink lip with white ruffled edge
Palest of pale yellow lip with no ruffled edge.

Brighter yellow tongue.

Dark fuchsia with white edges.  Young seed pod with remains of dried flower on the end.

Reaching for the sun.  These are epiphytic orchids, but this one got so heavy it broke the tree branch it was growing on and it rests, branch and all, on the ground.  Makes it easy take photos.

A closer look at the flowers from the same plant. Pale pink lips with a white edge on these flowers.

Dark fuchsia covers the entire lip - no white edge.

Same flower from the side.  Perhaps the loveliest of all.
Next time we will complete the walk with a look at some trees.  It was way too much for a single post.

12 comments:

  1. What amazing flowers, and well photographed. Perhaps surprisingly, we do have some amazing looking orchids here in the UK, unfortunately none close to where I live.

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    1. I have seem some photos of many gorgeous UK orchids; would love to some one day. Possibly visiting the UK sometime next year with my family - maybe it will be orchid season!

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  2. As always, thanks for your insight.
    I hope you will continue to write and
    photograph your life at South Englishtown, Toledo, Belize.

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    1. Thank you. I hope to continue, too!

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  3. Wow. Wow. Wow! To see these in their natural environment! Brilliant photos, too!

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    1. Thanks, Mitchell. I have to get and explore other areas of Belize because there are many different ones in different habitats. Hope to do a little more traveling now that our latest construction project is complete.

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  4. Those are gorgeous. What I love about orchids besides their beauty, is how easy they are to care for. (I don't have a green thumb, but orchids are survivors).
    Thanks for the pick-me-up post, Wilma.
    Have a good week.

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    1. When our house in Minnesota was on the market, I bought a few orchids from Trader Joe's and they were great. Just like you said, they don't require much, just a weekly watering and no direct sun. These are even easier - all I have to do is walk outside! Hope your week is wonderful, Robyn. Cheers!

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  5. Hello Wilma, and many thanks to you for visiting over at my place. I completely understand what your blogging paused.

    To see these photos from your recent jungle walk has brought such joy! The flowers are amazing...all of them, not just the orchids. I also like your including the information about the part ants play in the grand scheme of it all, and how important it is to watch out for those roots. (If you saw my post from earlier this year, you will know that I had my own scary tumble, on my way home from a Freedom of the Press rally.)

    I'm trying to be a more regular blogger, but have found that "retirement" seems to have truly filled up my days with a great variety of interests. xo

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    1. Yes, I did see your blog posts about your very scary tumble. I hope you have fully recovered. Luckily for me, there were no hard or sharp surfaces, but I did bruise my ribs and do some damage to my right shoulder. After 4 months my right arm is about 90% back to normal and it looks like there will be no permanent damage.

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are able to "find time" to blog regularly!

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  6. Always love to see the orchids in their natural surroundings.

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    1. Thanks, John. You have quite a way with orchids, some of which wouldn't look out of place around here!

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