Dendrobium secundum flowers

Dendrobium secundum orchidThis week’s Sunday Stills theme is ‘Orange.’ (See more responses here.) Usually I pick one subject for these challenges, but I had two recent subjects that fit the bill and I couldn’t make up my mind, so I’m including both.

The flower photos are of a dendrobium secundum orchid, which is also known as a toothbrush orchid. The flower color can vary from pale pink to purple with an orange labellum at the tip. These flowers were soft and delicate looking, yet so lush.

The bottom photo is from the recent Ironman race on the island. I liked the pop of this cyclist’s outfit and how his water bottle matched his orange helmet.

Ironman cyclist and old shed

6 thoughts on “Orange

    1. Graham Post author

      Caterpillar orchid would be another fitting name. I visit the garden three or four times a year and there’s always something new to see, a new flower blooming, something else setting seeds. It’s a favorite place to go here on the island.

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    1. Graham Post author

      Thanks. A fair number of the cyclists have colorful outfits, but I was really taken with the orchid, which I’d never seen before.


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