Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Pretty picture: Phragmipedium Cardinale 'Birchwood'


Something about this picture makes me think of the word "jaunty." (1. Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk. 2. Crisp and dapper in appearance; natty. ref) Perhaps it's just me.


7 comments:

The Phytophactor said...

That picture does make me think of something, but jaunty isn't the word for a botanically correct urinal.

Anonymous said...

Delightful! And how unromantic for the Phactor to come up with such an image. It says to me, "pretty girl in a party dress". What it also says is "I want one! Now!!" Ooooh sometimes my space and environmental limitations hurt.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

It is just gorgeous!

Nature ID (Katie) said...

Curious, how is it that you have a picture of this unusual orchid?

mr_subjunctive said...

Nature ID (Katie):

It was at the orchid show in the Quad Cities three weeks ago.

nycguy said...

Paph. micranthum is known as the toilet bowl orchid among orchid growers.

Anonymous said...

I think it looks jaunty because of the horizontal petals. They look like a well-groomed old-timey mustache.