Feb 22 2012

Botanical Wednesday: a disquieting visage

(Also on Sb)


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  1. 1
    Glen Davidson

    Evolution in the petal.

    Glen Davidson

  2. 2
    John Morales

    “Have you noticed how much they look like orchids? Lovely!”

    (from Notebooks of Lazarus Long)

  3. 3

    i should have dated a flower.

  4. 4
    A. R

    Quite a beautiful Phalaenopsis orchid. Mine should start blooming soon.

  5. 5

    Does that Georgia O’Keeffe painting have two vaginas?

  6. 6
    F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

    I do not believe, sir, that that is its face.

  7. 7

    Ha. That Heinlein quote popped into my head, too.

    I have one in bloom and two in spike. I love orchids. Since they figured out a quick way to clone them they’ve become cheap enough for almost anyone to grow.

  8. 8
    Giliell, professional cynic -Ilk-

    I love orchids
    They’re beautiful and at the same time really easy to care for, especially if you only water your plants once in a blue moon as I do.

  9. 9
    theophontes (恶六六六缓步动物)

    Only one orchid. It cost $10 dollars and has lasted for months now. Sure beats “flowers”.

  10. 10
    'Tis Himself

    Like autumn (#5), I thought of Georgia O’Keeffe.

  11. 11
    Azuma Hazuki

    There is only one thing this brings to mind.


  12. 12
    Richard Smith

    I’ve heard tell that Hitler only ever had one orchid…

  13. 13

    Hence the animation acompanying What Shall We Do Now? in the film of The Wall: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a86QgZVgbyQ

  14. 14

    Botanical porn…. what’s not to like? {grin}

  15. 15

    If you like that image and aren’t too far from London, you should visit Kew Gardens’ Tropical Extravaganza.

  16. 16

    Anyone else see the robed, cross-legged, helmeted, trying-to-read-your-mind-stanced figure with a spread-eagled ribcage there?

    Just me?

    Oh. Nevermind then.

  17. 17

    It looks friendly to me.

  18. 18

    I quite like that visage. Mmmm, visage…

  19. 19

    Richard Smith,

    No, that was Einstein.

  20. 20

    They are easier to keep when your cat doesn’t chew them, and your dogs don’t knock them over. I used to have a lovely light green paphiopedilum. sigh. still my favorite plants.

  21. 21

    The February issue of “The Smithsonian Magazine” has an article with some truly astonishing photos of orchids.

  22. 22
    Richard Smith


    But I thought he only had one beer mug.

  23. 23
    Richard Smith

    Albert, ein stein.

  24. 24

    *strains at screen*
    *strians some more*

    Is it wrong to try and see something sexual when looking at plant genitals?

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