First Phalaenopsis orchid to bloom this spring
We have many Phalaenopsis orchids but this is the first one to bloom this year. I looked at my photos last year and by this time most were in bloom so they're late this year. I wonder what accounts for the difference in bloom time?
The photos were taken in sunlight streaming through a bathroom window. The slanting afternoon light was just right, highlighting the flowers. Lots of shadows too because of the direction of the light but it adds to the drama.
Joey of the Village Voice blog beat me to it. She posted great photos of her Phalaenopsis. Check them out.
Here's our pal the Marmorated stink bug hiding between the petals of the orchid.