I didn't really get too close a look at these orchids. They were many, many feet above my head. Both because they were very high up to begin with AND because I'm a wee little person.
Okay - no. I'm not an actual little person. Not a little person in the "Little People, Big World" kind of way. I'm just a short person. I do not enjoy the classification of "vertically challenged" because it makes me feel deficient. I greatly prefer "space efficient." That makes me sound way more like a super handy kitchen appliance or something that's easy to travel with. Much better than "challenged."
It suddenly occurs to me that I may have put a little too much thought into that.
So I'm 5'4" which I'm pretty sure qualifies as short in the books of most people (not my college roommate but she was a half inch over being the official kind of "little person" which was awesome for me because she always made me feel tall.) When I was a wee little child (I think I just like saying/typing the words "wee little") I always wanted to be 5'6." I have absolutely no idea why and, as far as I know, it was a completely arbitrary number I pulled out of my wee little ass. Alas I really only ever had one growth spurt (around the 5th grade or so) and, though I kept hoping until I was about 24 that I'd keep growing, I have been 5'4" since I was about 10 years old. Which sadly accounts for the majority of my life at this point.
So that was a nice trip into my psychoses, don't you think? Don't worry it gets way darker and weirder in there the further you go.
... ... And all of that was a really long (and ultimately awkward) way of simply saying I'm short and the flowers were way up high. Back to the flowers.
So I didn't get a particularly great look at the flowers themselves, but the light was hitting them in this really pretty awesome way that I'm really happy I managed to capture at least a little bit. So yeah - the way the light is creating easily a dozen different shades of purple here is pretty sweet right? I think so.