Lunchtime Photo

This is a picture of….well, here’s the conversation:

ME: So what is this flower?

MARIAN: It’s the bloom of an orchid tree.

ME: So it’s an orchid?


ME: Well, what’s it called?

MARIAN: It’s the bloom of an orchid tree.


I think it deserves more of a name than that. We shouldn’t refer to flowers solely by their relationship to the plant they’re married to.

December 8, 2018 — Irvine, California


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