Air and Water

When the ocean and wind blown air kiss the earth this time each year, good things happen.

Small clinging rock orchids, on rain forest rock shelves, Tianjara, a quiet harbinger of the future.












Comments

Julianne said…
A lovely intro to a very sweet little flower.
Peter Quinton said…
Thanks Julianne
These small clinging rock orchids are a joy to come across, but it is frightening to think how quickly climate change is altering the environments in which they can survive.
A CSIRO study of coastal orchids provided a red flag to the possibility of change back in 2017, and provides interesting insights into the survival of these amazing plants.
Peter Quinton said…
The CSIRO study is at https://blog.csiro.au/rock-orchid/
lefti said…
I've never seen rock orchids before...it's a wonderful sight.
Peter Quinton said…
Thanks lefti
I was surprised by the apparent number of these - but then it hot me that they only colonized the one face of each rock - they are so sensitive to climate.
Al Chris said…
They look really tiny - is that the case?
So delicate and perfectly formed.

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