An orchid, which one finds in nature,
cannot be reproduced by mere humans,
except perhaps as an interpretation…
but if such a thing were possible,
it could only be as beautiful
as one's imagination would be able to make it so.
Notes: Imaginary Garden with Real Toads provided a prompt of writing about man and nature - and the relationship between the two. For once, I didn't use poetic form, but just wrote something kind of free verse-ish. The first picture was of some naturally beautiful orchids which I photographed at the Philadelphia Flower Show. (It was totally fabulous!) Now, granted, by the act of photographing a flower (or anything, for that matter) one ends up adding a human element. But for the first in this case, it is only of the plant. What's my point? Because the second picture, to add a definite man-made touch, was 'filtered' in PhotoShop so that the picture looks more like a drawing or a painting than the genuine article.