Friday, December 9, 2011

Cymbidium


Flowers are those little colorful beacons of the sun from which we get sunshine when dark, somber skies blanket our thoughts.  
~ Dodinsky


Cymbidium at my aunt's garden.  Cymbidiums are among the most popular winter and spring blooming orchids.  The word cymbidium comes from the Greek word kymbe meaning a boat referring to the hollowness in the lip of the flower.  More here...





14 comments:

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Maria Merco said...

Thank you for your comment.
I like very much your orchid pictures.
Maria

NixBlog said...

These are beautiful pictures of an exquisite orchid, Miranda.
Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos!

Jama said...

So pretty!

Venus Layugan said...

just beautiful! have a great weekend!

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Lui said...

I like the last one!

Carver said...

Such beautiful blooms and photographed very well.

Indrani said...

Lovely orchid.

lotusleaf said...

What an exquisite flower! I have no luck with orchids:(

NatureFootstep said...

Beautiful choise for Todays Flowers. :)

CameraCruise said...

Wow, what a beautiful orchid!
Have a great day.

Giga said...

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Denise said...

Gorgeous orchids and I enjoyed the quote, thank you very much.

Arija said...

It certainly is lovely and so different to the 'normal' Cyms. one sees.