Sunday, April 8, 2012

White Orchids

 White Phalaenopsis, Moth Orchid

Orchids are used for their ornamental value, medicinal properties, for perfume preparation, as fodder and even as food for humans.  For medicinal purposes, orchids are even used today in traditional Chinese medicine.  Use of dried orchids ranges from cancer treatment to eye-sight improvement.  

Orchids are also sold as edible decorations for food.  Orchid canes are stir fried in many Asian countries, also being used for making sauces in Japan and Singapore, flowers are pickled in Nepal.  

"Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life." ~ S.D. Gordon

White Cymbidium

Love comes to those who still hope even though the have been disappointed, to those who still believe even though they've been betrayed, to those who still love even though they have been hurt before.  Happy Easter!  

 Linking to Today's Flowers

12 comments:

Jama said...

Lovely orchids!

kanak7 said...

Really beautiful!!

Carver said...

I love orchids. There are so many varieties and this is a beautiful one. Happy Easter.

lina@women's perspectives said...

Captured beautifully, Luna

Laerte Pupo said...

Beautiful white orquideas.

Happy Easter.

Denise said...

Fantastic orchids!

Laura said...

absolutely gorgeous!

Carletta said...

Beautiful captures!

NixBlog said...

Wonderful captures of these lovely orchids!

Are you posting your excellent flower photos on my Floral Friday Fotos meme, Miranda?

http://floralfridayfoto.blogspot.com/

NixBlog said...

PS: This is certainly worthy of inclusion in the list of entries :-)

Karin M. said...

Such nice flower...beautiful shots...
Greetings Karin

Photo Cache said...

they are so beautiful but just so darned tough to grow, especially to a brown thumb like me.