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.



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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One thought on “O is for Orchid

  1. Naxysch

    April 17, 2012 at 10:26am

    Oh I love pruple color and a flower in purple, what could be better? Made my day!

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  2. DL Hammons

    April 17, 2012 at 6:19pm

    Such a purdee flower! πŸ™‚

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Stan

    May 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.

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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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  6. Stan

    June 3, 2012 at 10:30am

    Thanks for your reply. I hope that you visit my orchid Blog and comment there also.

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