Spider orchids are such peculiar things. “Eternal Wind” started to open a week or so ago and since then has emerged as a cascading stalk of dangling spiders. Luckily the cat isn’t at all interested in *these* spiders. I know I took some photos before, but I wanted to have another go now that it’s completely open.
I’m just delighted with their regimental formation and for some reason, they make me think of a biker gang. I really can’t explain that one satisfactorily, even to myself; it’s just an impression I have. Maybe it’s their flying in formation or perhaps it’s the slight thuggishness of the front-and-centre blossom. Not sure entirely. I quite like them, but there’s an element of predation about these particular flowers.
It’s nice to see things blooming and growing during a blizzard.
A tropical flower sure provides a pleasant contrast to the penetrating cold and wind out there.