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Abandoned Voices


Lady Slipper

Atop the rocky hill blooms one exquisite Lady Slipper. She, a Spring passage to Summer, and I haven’t switched over my Winter clothes.

Lady Slipper 2.0

Three days later pink color appears. Her cheeks ruddy and weathered from sunlight. She glows. A rare sight to behold. A lady has her ways.

The intricate life of the North American orchid ‘Cypripedium acaule’ fascinates. The flower lures bees with smell and color. Once inside the pouch, the bee realizes the store is empty and has only one way out. With such news, the trapped bee scurries to find the exit sign, whereupon pollen deposits and collects. https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/plant-of-the-week/cypripedium_acaule.shtml

What do people know about us? Separate from what we have told, how can others know us? What symbiotic relationships do we pursue in order to fruit?

5 thoughts on “Abandoned Voices

    1. It is a royal treat each Spring! ❤️🙏🏼 With only one flower, which can live up to 20 years, I fear her demise. Hopefully a brave bee will enter her chamber and produce seed! Which, the seed, then relies on a particular fungus to scratch it open in order to germinate. (Thats alot of information! 😊)

      Have a beautiful day! 😘❤️

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