The delicate, exotic orchid is the most highly coveted flowering plant. It is said to represent strength, love, beauty, and luxury. The cattleya orchid is the queen of orchids, the corsage orchid. I particularly liked this tightly cropped image of a cattleya bloom from my garden, especially the frilly edges of the petals. This plant has survived in my garden for almost twenty years now, at times happily and at times not so much. But she gives me such lovely blooms once or twice a year and for that I am most grateful.