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Orchids – Strange Exotic Beauty

Orchids – Strange Exotic Beauty

SOMEONE GAVE ME AN ORCHID.

I’ve never been quite sure whether I really like orchids or not. To one who loves the beautiful simplicity of daisies, they seem worryingly exotic, fleshy and organic, almost alien things.  It seems they have many symbolic connotations – strength, loyalty, luxury, virilty ( the name itself derives from the Greek ‘orchis’ meaning testicle ) elegance and refinement.     As I’ve looked more closely at my gift – a particularly pure white flowered example – I’ve finally decided that I find it strangely alluring and beautiful and certainly a fascinating subject for a short series of photos………