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  •  :-) Orchids exude raw sexuality... (6+ / 0-)

    ... well, to my eyes, at least.

    Eddie C told us the root meaning of orchid has to do with a penis, and I can well believe it.  Some of them look more like they have a clitoris with that cute little knob in the center.

    They're all gorgeous to me - colors, shapes, varieties, sizes....

    :-)

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 07:51:33 PM PDT

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    •  No not penis, testicles. (5+ / 0-)

      And I'm right there with you in the clitoris when it comes to Phalaenopsis. The clit like object on a moth orchid is called the column which is sort of phallic for wishful thinkers.

      In the section where I was gushing about the moth orchid I almost went there, to that clitoral association  but I'm timid and prudish. So I stuck with sensual:-)

      •  You're correct...! (1+ / 0-)
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        My bad for forgetting what you said in the first place.

        Sorry.

        I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

        by NonnyO on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 02:26:04 AM PDT

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    •  When I was in family counseling (2+ / 0-)
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      the counselor had a book of orchid drawings that all looked like lady parts.  

      It was supposed to help people who thought lady parts were "dirty" or "gross" so that those who owned them would learn to appreciate them and their partners would be more interested in exploring the beautiful parts that aren't obvious to the outside observer.  

      I can never look at an orchid without thinking about that.  They are beautiful (but I always feel like I've been caught reading a smutty book when I'm looking at them in public).  

      Beautiful pictures Eddie C.  I want to sit in the garden and just breathe... it's been a helluva week - need to find some peace and quiet - NYBG looks like the perfect place (but I'm in Florida, so I'll have to see if Fairchild Tropical Gardens is having a show any time soon).  Thank you for this beautiful diary!  

      "Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential." - Barack Obama

      by Ricochet67 on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 08:35:30 AM PDT

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