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Gung Hay Fat Choi!

No, I don't suppose this flower is special to this particular event, celebrated widely by many Asian countries and their immigrant communities such as here in Vancouver. This single blossom was part of a larger stem of orchid blossoms on a plant that is blooming in my solarium, and fell off when I was straightening the stem. I had the urge to digitally immortalize it. I'm grateful for some colour and lovely scent on this dull rainy day - enjoy!

Marja-Leena | 03/02/2011 | 7 comments
themes: Culture


Happy Year of the Rabbit!

R, which ale will you open to toast to The Rabbit?

Hmm, something from the Far East would be appropriate ... Sapporo Black! That would do nicely!

That's a magnificent orchid and I'm still dazzled that you can scan living things so beautifully.

Happy Bunny Year :-)

R, ooh, sounds good. Do you make that one too?

Susan, thanks, I enjoy scanning, one can get such very high resolutions compared to digital cameras, though of course it's still only 72 on the screen. Yay to Bunnies!

That is a pretty orchid that I have never seen here. My orchids are dormant right now. I'm waiting a week or two to fertilize them.

Hattie, somewhere deep in the archives is a photo of the whole plant in bloom but I can't find it. It's a cold tolerant variety that doesn't mind the unheated solarium, Hawaii is probably too warm for it.