Friday, February 10, 2006

New at Canada Post

I received a letter in the mail the other day and noticed something very interesting about the $1.05 stamp - it pictures Calypso bulbosa, Canada's Fairy Slipper orchid! I immediately went to the post office to buy one and found that the 89 cent stamp was also an orchid - Cypripedium parviflorum (var. pubescens) Canada's Large Yellow Lady Slipper. You know your an orchid enthisiast (or should I say freak?) when discovering one on the right hand corner of a envelope gives you a similar feeling to finding one in the wild.

2 Comments:

At 6:01 AM, Blogger Wildside Musing said...

Oooh! Those are gorgeous! (Anyone care to send me a letter from Canada?!!)

 
At 11:08 AM, Blogger Edward Baldo said...

Your blog is wonderful. How marvelous flowers. Congratulations.
Get into mine. I hope you like it.
http://play-of-life.blogspot.com/
Yours,
Edward

 

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