|This is the dragon's mouth orchid, Arethusa bulbosa. I took this picture in mid-May.|
|These are pink lady's slippers, Cypripedium acaule. Also seen in May.|
|These are rose pogonias, Pogonia ophioglossoides. This picture reminds me of these words from Confucius: "An orchid in a deep forest sends out its fragrance even if no one is around to appreciate it." This picture is from June.|
|Here's a closer look at the rose pogonia, also called the snake mouth orchid.|
|This is the complex and beautiful grass pink, |
Calopogon tuberosus. Another June bloomer.
|I am resting on my orchid laurels inside in air-conditioned comfort today. Are they not lovely?|