O is for Orchid

From The Free Dictionary:


a. A member of the orchid family.
b. The flower of any of these plants, especially one cultivated for ornament.
2. A pale to light purple, from grayish to purplish pink to strong reddish purple.

From our #2 daughter’s kitchen:

Nero Wolfe, one of Mom and my (yes, that is grammatically correct) favorite detectives, grows orchids in his rooftop greenhouse in NYC.

They smell good. The orchids, not the detectives.

I’m posting today at Fatal Foodies on the subject of Ovens.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write about something purple.


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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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  1. DL Hammons

    April 17, 2012 at 6:19pm

    Such a purdee flower! πŸ™‚

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  2. Carmen

    April 18, 2012 at 4:54am

    Wow! the orchids looks great. I like the purple color very refreshing into my eyes.
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      Marian Allen

      April 18, 2012 at 7:21am

      I like purple, too, from almost black to almost white. And I agree: this particular shade is refreshing. πŸ™‚

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  3. Sarah Reece

    April 20, 2012 at 7:12am

    Oh, purple is my favorite color, it’s so magical. I specifically like purple roses, though orchids are great too.
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      Marian Allen

      April 20, 2012 at 3:06pm

      Ooo! Purple roses sound beautiful! Purple is so rich, isn’t it? πŸ™‚

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      Marian Allen

      May 14, 2012 at 8:39am

      Hello again, Stan! One of these days, I’ll post my pictures of the orchid rooms at the Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati. Kind of a ratty little room, but the orchids were splendid, and the smell was intoxicating! πŸ™‚

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