Close, Far, Farthest: Diminutive Orchids

This cluster of hanging baskets photographed in the Tropical High Elevation House at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens harbours a secret. It took three trips to the room before we spotted them.

Once we saw them, we started to see the teeniest orchid flowers all around us, blooming from plants living in baskets and attached to trees. Makes me wonder what else I have missed in the past.

I can not claim responsibility for this brilliant zoom-in idea. It is the brainchild of my friend Barry Parker.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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5 thoughts on “Close, Far, Farthest: Diminutive Orchids

  1. What a fun discovery. The zoom in of the orchid looks like a little blonde girl with pigtails strait out of a nursery rhyme.

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