What the hell IS that thing? My thoughts exactly. It’s an orchid called Brassia ‘Eternal Wind’ and it was posted yesterday by my favorite orchid grower/political blogger in the world. That would be John Aravosis of Americablog and you can go there to learn more about this bit of botanical exotica. Notice he’s gotten 92 comments so far about this plant, so gardenbloggers, read ’em and weep.
What got this popular lefty blogger posting about his orchids was the tradition somewhere in the blogosphere of Friday Cat Blogging. John here is catless – thus the cat-substitute, his stunning orchids. So we win, coz there’s enough cat photos on the Web to give us all hairballs and not a lot of gorgeous plant photos.
I’ve written about John before and I figure if I keep doing it, he’ll notice me and say hi. We’re practically neighbors, ya know.