What I hadn't expected was their scent. It was a strong perfume that floated in a halo around them----I had to get very close. Sharp, sweet.....can't even describe what it reminded me of. I took a few very deep breaths----when is the next time I'll be able to enjoy a full-body infusion of orchid essence?
It was a good evening for me. Finding anything in my life that truly delights me has been difficult and rare these days. I thought that with the advent of Spring, I would feel brighter, feel better, more optimistic. Recent events have been weighing me down, however. It seems I can't quite get out from under a dark cloud. Seeing these Calypso orchids in all their fragile beauty gave me a lift.