This one is for my mom, she adores orchids.

And it’s not just a purple orchid….my friend Dawn (Eastsider) says:
Well your purple one is the Lavender Orchid and here’s a little history on Orchids…
Orchidaceae, commonly referred to as the Orchid family, is a morphologically diverse and widespread family of monocots. It is currently believed to be the second largest family of flowering plants (only the Asteraceae is larger), with between 21,950 and 26,049 currently accepted species, found in 880 genera. The number of orchid species equals more than twice the number of bird species, and about four times the number of mammal species. It also encompasses about 6–11% of all seed plants. The largest genera are Bulbophyllum (2,000 species), Epidendrum (1,500 species), Dendrobium (1,400 species) and Pleurothallis (1,000 species).
The family also includes Vanilla (the genus of the vanilla plant), Orchis (type genus) and many commonly cultivated plants like some Phalaenopsis or Cattleya. Moreover, since the introduction of tropical species in the 19th century, horticulturists have produced more than 100,000 hybrids and cultivars.

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  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture…my fav color…Excellent image :-)

  • Mine, too! Thanks so much and glad you like it.

    – Christine Annas

  • And thanks for the info, too!

    – Christine Annas

  • Jan Siemucha
    Jan Siemuchaabout 4 years ago

    Just Gorgeous. So beautiful. Love the colors and details.

  • Thanks Jan, we went to a Botanical Garden Thursday and captured this delicate beauty. I’m so glad you like it.

    – Christine Annas

  • DaveHrusecky
    DaveHruseckyabout 4 years ago

    They are beautiful. Great photo.

  • Thank you, Dave!

    – Christine Annas

  • Janie Oliver
    Janie Oliverabout 4 years ago

    Simply gorgeous.

  • Thank you, Janie!

    – Christine Annas

  • canonman99
    canonman99about 4 years ago

    crisp, vibrant, lots of eye appeal going, like the deep hues here

  • Thanks, Dennis!

    – Christine Annas

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTabout 4 years ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thank you so much!

    – Christine Annas

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alabout 4 years ago

    They are beautiful.

  • Thanks Al : )

    – Christine Annas

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsabout 4 years ago

    And ALSO for my DAD, who grew them so very well…. Not an easy flower to grow as we found out when he passed…. they are all dead now… I LOVE YOUR CAPTURE HERE!!!!!!!!!! The light is awesome here… and such a gorgeous color Chris!!! :))))

  • Yes they can be finicky…my mom grew them everywhere when we lived in Florida. So glad my work brought back a fond memory of your dad. : ) Thanks, Cookie!

    – Christine Annas

  • Stephen Ruane
    Stephen Ruaneabout 4 years ago

    Beautifully captured!

  • A belated thank you very much!

    – Christine Annas

  • henuly1
    henuly1almost 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much!

    – Christine Annas

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