A Certain Orange Orchid

The plant today is a mystery, now. I tried looking it up, but alas, the orchid family, Orchidaceae, is the largest of them all, being comprised of some 20,000 species.
In the back of an amazing shop (Natural history: seed pods, insects, giraffe head, tea, plants, landscape design and construction. Quite an experience.) there was a room of orchids and little Victorian glass terrariums. Among a grouping of very fine jewel orchids was a small orchid in flower. It had three pointed, clear orange petals and long grass-like leaves. Oh, to carry a pen and paper. I didn’t realize then that I would think about that orchid for the rest of the day.

See the taxidermed mice dressed as the pope, hell-raiser, ballerinas, goths, etc. at Paxton Gate.

FYI Paxton Gate is listed in the Eat.Shop.SanFransisco guide, along with a bunch of other meccas of toothsomeness. There is a guide for Portland, and next year there should be one for Mpls. too! Be on the lookout, you!

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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