Forgive me for not knowing the names of these orchids in
today's Blooming Friday post. These pale blooms looked
like a bunch of inverted commas while budding.
Some of the blooms have faded but there are winged visitors
every single day. Although Blooming Friday is all about what's
blooming on this particular day, I've included the other
orchids not in bloom now, but to give you an idea of the kinds
of orchids found in the jungles of north-eastern India.
From a train window, I took this photo as we trundled through
bridges and tunnels, bamboo forests and a sea of trees. If you
click on this photo you'll see epiphytes on one of the trees.
In the months of April to June, with many of the epiphytes in
bloom, it is a common sight to see flashes of cream, yellow
or different shades of purple on tree-tops.
Below, are some of the orchids from the jungle. These were sold
at the weekly market in the town where I grew up. Many are sold
when they are in bloom. I've recently added these to my collection.
These are from the mango tree in my parents' garden. I got
a clump from here too. And I'm eagerly looking forward to
the day when these beauties will bloom again.
Thank you for visiting. If you'd like to see more Blooming
Friday posts, please visit Katarina at Roses and Stuff.
Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings; Landscape plotted and pieced--fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him. Gerard Manley Hopkins
The first flowering shrub I planted on our land
Every flower is a soul blooming in Nature.-Gerard De Nerval
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? -Henry David Thoreau