Friday, June 4, 2010

Lady Slipper Orchids

Were at Grandma's today where we were fortunate to see two lady slipper orchids.  While these are our state flower, they are very, very rare.  If I remember right, I saw one once as a child.  The top picture is the common lady slipper which is in a flower bed in the park where Grandma lives.  She said that it has been there for years.  Making us question, "Why didn't you ever point it out before?!"
This is the showy lady slipper.  A neighbor of theirs works at an orchid place where they can buy them.  This isn't the best picture because it flowered facing a tree like it was shy.