Orchids in the Shadows


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Photograph by ©Omar Upegui R.

“He walked past the couch to the open window and held up the drooping stalk of a moss-rose, looking down at the dainty blend of crimson and green. It was a new phase of his character to me, for I had never before seen him show any keen interest in natural objects.

“There is nothing in which deduction is so necessary as religion,” said he, leaning with his back against the shutters. “It can be built up as an exact science by the reasoner. Our highest assurance of the goodness of Providence seems to me to rest in the flowers. All other things, our powers, our desires, our food, are all really necessary for our existence in the first instance. But this rose is an extra. Its smell and its color are an embellishment of life, not a condition of it. It is only goodness which gives extras, and so I say again that we have much to hope from the flowers.” Arthur Conan Doyle, The Naval Treaty

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4 thoughts on “Orchids in the Shadows”

  1. What came to mind immediately was the lowly pansy. The deep, rich purple, and the shape of the petals, is remarkably pansy-like. Soon it will be cool enough to plant them here. It seems strange that pansies are one of our winter bedding plants, but so it is.

    1. The beauty of these flowers are beyond description. I guess the same is true of al flowers. I feel they have a way to communicate with our spiritual being.

      I fully enjoy making photographs of flowers. More are in the pipeline, even as we speak. 🙂

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