Purple Rain Orchids

By: arlene

Jun 16 2010

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Category: Flowers and Blooms, Home Garden


Focal Length:7.9mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:PENTAX Optio A10

Another shot of the Sanggumay Orchids.

2 comments on “Purple Rain Orchids”

  1. Arlene, I went to the internet to see if there is an entry on “Sanggumay”. And there you are, you have captured the flower with your camera. I wish there were more. I was reading a whole book on orchids this afternoon and remembered these beautiful sprays of sangumay grown by my father years and years ago. Last time I saw them was where my cousin brought some of my father’s plantings to her home in the barrio. It was a profusion of these purple pink flowers hanging from a tree in front of the house. I was tearful as I remembered my dear father and his green thumb, his love of flowers which obviously I have inherited. I wonder if my cousin still have those. I do not remember seeing them last time I came home but will surely check next time I visit. I enjoyed your other photos too specially of food. Make me really homesick. Please continue your photoshoots, your interesting captions,and the poem and please look for more nature miracles. Surely God put them there for you to capture them and bring joy to people around the world. People like me. Thank you, – Elvira

    • Thank you, thank you so much Elvira for your uplifting comments. I still have Sanggumay here interspersed with my Mokara orchids. Unlike the Mokara which blooms non-stop, my Sanggumay blooms only once a year with around four or five flowers at the most.

      Sanggumay and Hoya are the orchids of my youth. Like you. I remember when we were still growing up and the old house of my lola had lots of hanging plants lovingly tended. Do you have a WordPress blog? It’s always a delight to meet fellow Filipinas here.

      Again, maraming salamat. You’re free to explore my other blogs or just google Dreams and Escapes.


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