I don’t often write about flowers. Though I love nature, I never feel particularly inspired by it. However, there was something about this experience today that grabbed me. It was as if the hiding orchid had an emotion, or at least scratched at the emotions I was feeling in that moment. I’m still not even sure what that flower looked like, recessed off the pathway, but by far it was my favorite one today.
If you’re wondering, the exhibit is at the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis. It’s a beautiful and historically significant place that I highly recommend you visit.
Good night lovelies!
9 thoughts on “The True Orchid”
I am always amazed at the flowers which are barely visible or seem to be hiding in purpose. I want to know why – in my mind, plants are like people. They have minds, feelings…my mom always believed her plants to be human. She would talk to them like they were:). Maybe this is where I inherited these thoughts from….. Anywhoo -they do seem to know something…..or thinking about something…….;) great piece!!!
Thanks! I think nature in general keeps secrets from us. It’s up to us to pay enough attention to discover them
I do very agree;)
So very agree – I am going to destroy my auto correct!!
For me, nature is the most inspiring. It is art awaiting a spectator. 🙂
I agree that nature is unbelievably inspiring. Just usually inspires me in other ways, not in writing. It was cool to want to write something based solely on one flower.
There’s a poem by Robert Francis in which he says, “I am in love with what is mixed and impure Doubtful, dark and hard to disencumber I want beauty I must dig for, search for.” Your experience reminds me of that. It isn’t even the beauty that is precious, it is it’s hidden nature and the possibility that we may be the only person to find it. Glad you found your orchid!
That quote is absolutely perfect. Thank you for sharing it with me!
You are welcome! I thought you might like it.