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Art of the Day: Saturday April 02, 2016

Orchid Bud

- by Melanie Pruitt

This week's theme: Orchids

The Orchidaceae - or orchids, are a diverse and widespread flowering plant that have a long history of capturing our imagination. Their blooms are prized for their beauty, colours and fragrance. Rare orchids are particularly sought after. Orchids are one of the two largest families of flowering plants and are certainly one of the most popular.

Art: Orchid Bud by Artist Melanie Pruitt
I took this photograph in the pouring rain as I walked through a tropical botanical garden. The Orchids were spectacular, but this one, with the colors of the sunset and, it's two buds covered in raindrops really caught my eye!


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