Silent Sunday

Phaius tankervilleae

Phaius tankervilleae

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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76 Responses to Silent Sunday

  1. Widdershins says:

    I love flowers that are exquisite, and just the teensiest bit scary. 😀

  2. Maggie says:

    Beautiful, so delicate, so intricate.

  3. Nature always surprises me. 🌸

  4. jenanita01 says:

    Beautiful flowers, Eliza… but it occurs to me that they are hardly ‘silent’ as they speak louder than most!

  5. Ali says:

    Stunning. I love the caramel colour.

  6. Treah says:

    Gorgeous! Smith greenhouse??

  7. Joanna says:

    Soo beautiful! Are they difficult to grow?

  8. bittster says:

    Cool flowers, very exotic! They look like they might be fragrant?

  9. GORGEOUS, Eliza! I can SEE the picture!! YAY!! Happy Sunday to you! 🌼

  10. Very Nice! Wonderful flower!

  11. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    I have never seen an orchid like that before – it is stunning.

  12. dorannrule says:

    I think this is as close to perfect as you can get.

  13. Robin says:

    Really beautiful, Eliza. I agree with dorannrule. 🙂

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Robin. How have you survived the last couple storms? Spring for you seems to be an on and off again affair.

      • Robin says:

        It’s been crazy, that’s for sure! I missed the last nor’easter. I was in NE Ohio where we did get about 5 inches of snow from the same system before it moved east. But I expect snow in NE Ohio where we once had a good snow storm the first week of May. Have you been getting any snow out of these systems?

      • Eliza Waters says:

        The last one only dropped about a half a dozen snowflakes, thank god, passed to our south completely. Half the yard still has snow, but it is melting!

  14. Alice Pratt says:

    So unusual…I forget what the tubular part is called…gyno???? Interesting that top & underside of petals and sepals (?) are differently colored.

  15. Alice Pratt says:

    It’s called ‘gynostemium’. Orchids are supposed to have 3 sepals & 3 petals…so this is an unusual one…’s gorgeous.

  16. Alice Pratt says:

    Just read it’s called ‘nun’s orchid’ or ‘nun’s cap’.

  17. Kris P says:

    Lovely, and a perfect antidote for your still wintry weather! I think you need to build yourself a little heated conservatory, Eliza!

  18. tippysmom2 says:

    Beautiful! Is it one that you grew? I love all things nature too.

  19. pastpeter says:

    That’s a lovely orchid, Eliza! Aren’t they a welcome sight indoors in the almost-Spring!

  20. Laurie Graves says:

    Wow! Always such a pleasure to come to your blog.

  21. Sue Vincent says:

    Now that’s a beauty!

  22. NorCal Zen says:

    Just lovely! My little sister have a natural hand with flowers, somehow that made me not learn so much about them. (I’m sometimes a little too practical.) Edible gardening was aways my thing, and flowers her thing. I’m learning.. I appreciate the beauty of flowers more for every passing year.

  23. Beautiful – I was thinking of dropping by one of the big greenhouses or indoor gardens if I can get some time this week. It would be nice to see some life again!

  24. Jo Ann Abell says:

    Lovely orchid! My father’s passion was growing orchids so every time I see one, I think of him.

  25. gaiainaction says:

    Exquisite Eliza, and they last so long don’t they, how wonderful!

  26. A lovely orchid, a little on the wild side😊

  27. ladyfi says:

    Such delicate beauty.

  28. dawnbirdau says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  29. Dalo 2013 says:

    Beautiful photo ~ I’ve never seen an orchid like this before.

  30. neihtn2012 says:

    Wow! A very impressive shot!

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