Tuesday, February 1, 2011

NOT your average orchid

I was so busy snapping, I forgot to snap a shot of the name of this Not so average orchid. It IS some type of orchid.

I found a few True Headlines from Newspapers....

Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges




Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant


Two Sisters Reunite After 18 Years in Checkout Counter



Kids Make Nutritious Snacks

MY FAVORITE

Include Your Children When Baking Cookies

20 comments:

LC said...

Ooooooo! That orchid looks positively carnivorous. Loved the headlines. In my newspaper days i worked at a branch office in another town from the main office. I sent over an article about the school district's manager of the cafeterias as my required contribution to a weekly feature on local cooks. My error was reporting that the most popular school lunch was on "fried children day." Fortunately the editor called to confirm that it was really fried chicken day. OK, so she really called to laugh her head off at me.

Snapper II said...

Sandra.
Are those bugs on the orchid? I have pics of the same type orchid but there are no black things on the flower. Great photos.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The orchid is definitely unique.Thanks for the funnies. :)
Ruth

Mama-Bug said...

Wow that is one amazing flower. It definitely looks like it might be in the orchid family.

From the Kitchen said...

Amazing orchid. Love the headlines. What a difference punctuation makes!!

Best,
Bonnie

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sandra, That is a strange looking orchid... Looks like a big flying insect in that flower... ha ha ... AND--what are those black things???? Yipes!!!!!

I posted some orchids from Biltmore today --but like you, I have no idea what their names are.

Great post. Thanks.
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

This is definitely not a typical orchid! The headlines brought several chuckles. Thanks!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

That is a stunning Slipper Orchid Sandra but I do wonder about the black on the petals. I have not seen one with growths like that before.

Janie2 said...

I LOVE orchids. I just came across your blog, and pleasantly surprised. Yesterday I got my second orchid. The first one is in SICK BAY. I will be checking back. Thanks for your posting here.

Scott said...

I'm no orchid expert, but that one does look really unusual especially those black spots on the petals. Loved the headlines too.

Regina said...

Sandra, that looks like one of those Venus fly traps..truly a disgrace to the orchid family! ha ha..its hard to choose a favorite headline- there all reaLly great!

Ginny said...

I'll tll you the name of that plant. The Tongue Of Doom!! It really creeps me out! I took a picture of this same plant at the orchid show, and I have just been looking for mine to compare, but I can't find it. I think I posted it on the blog then deleted it. But your pictures are much better, mine didn't show those bumps, hate to think what they are! Now excuse me while I go wash my hands-twice!

Chatty Crone said...

Amazing orchard - and I would love to add my children to cookies - lol - some times.

Love,
sandie

Kilauea Poetry said...

I just read Ginny's comment..I knew she posted the same one! (I'm sure I said the same thing) But like she said, didn't have those unslightly black bumps...wanted to say I like your header too-

Remington said...

Love the pics! AND I am smiling -- thank you!

Ann said...

very exotic looking orchid. Love it.
Those headlines are too good. Obviously proofreading is not all that important :)

Stacey Dawn said...

Fun headlines - and wow - what an interesting orchid!!

DawnTreader said...

It really does look sinister, and I could not make out whether those black dots were supposed to be part of the flower or not.

SquirrelQueen said...

Wow, love that orchid. A lot of my blogging friends show photos of orchid but I have never seen one like this, it is very unique.

Those headlines are funny, no one seems to bother with editing anymore.

srp said...

Yikes... that orchid looked like it had ticks for a second. I think I am already projecting to the day I have to start cleaning out the edge of the preserve. The ticks are so bad there I dress in all white with everything tucked in and then I check really thoroughly before coming in. Almost always I find at least one or two. Yuck!