Patience is a virtue, they say. So, it took me tons of patience and more than a day to respond to this week’s photo challenge. After sifting through a thousand flower-photographs, I finally decided to post the flowers of the orchid called Vanda Madame Rattana x Vanda Rung Roeng.
This plant is a testimony of patience; gardeners and botanists waited 16 long years to see the flowers of this particular hybrid Vanda. I guess it’s worth the wait… for this first-time bloomer shows off beautiful 14 large flat petals (about 4 1/2 inches wide!). I just couldn’t help but notice the lips of the flowers while I’m snapping photos… they look like alien-ladies looking amused at what I’m doing.