October 21, 2018: Cattleya Purpurata


“Even to a white-haired craggy poet, it’s purely erotic,

pistil and stamen, pollen, dew of the world,

a spoonful of earth, and water.”

––Sam Hamill: The Orchid Flower


From the conservatory collection at Hillwood, Washington, DC.

 © Philip Knight 2018