Sizzling Cymbidium

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I promised myself an hour or so this afternoon to catch up with a mountain of unread magazines, but typically I’ve ended distracted by something else. Next to my favourite armchair a cymbidium orchid, bought on a whim last year, is once again begging for my attention. Two long stems are adorned with exquisite flowers the colour of ripening peaches. It’s a pity the untidy leaves are not as alluring, but they can be forgiven when the blooms are this fabulous.

These photographs are taken with a new iPad Air, which I am happy to discover has a vastly superior camera to the previous model.