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.
NaxyschApril 17, 2012 at 10:26am
Oh I love pruple color and a flower in purple, what could be better? Made my day!
Marian AllenApril 17, 2012 at 11:32am
Thanks, Naxysch! It is a beautiful flower, isn’t it? 🙂
DL HammonsApril 17, 2012 at 6:19pm
Such a purdee flower! 🙂
Marian AllenApril 17, 2012 at 6:50pm
Yurp, it is. 🙂
CarmenApril 18, 2012 at 4:54am
Wow! the orchids looks great. I like the purple color very refreshing into my eyes.
Marian AllenApril 18, 2012 at 7:21am
I like purple, too, from almost black to almost white. And I agree: this particular shade is refreshing. 🙂
Sarah ReeceApril 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.
Marian AllenApril 20, 2012 at 3:06pm
Ooo! Purple roses sound beautiful! Purple is so rich, isn’t it? 🙂
StanMay 14, 2012 at 7:46am
There are many varieties of Orchid, at least 25,000. Some are purple, but we have yellow, white, and even green varieties. Some have scents that are overpowering, others have none.
We use one orchid almost every day as a flavoring. It’s the pseudobulb of the Vanilla plant.
Marian AllenMay 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! 🙂
StanJune 3, 2012 at 10:30am
Thanks for your reply. I hope that you visit my orchid Blog and comment there also.
Marian AllenJune 3, 2012 at 2:20pm
I just did! 🙂
StanJune 15, 2012 at 8:30am
Thanks for the comment on the blog.
Marian AllenJune 15, 2012 at 8:50am
Are you a member of the Wolfe Pack? http://www.nerowolfe.org?