Orchid Beauty

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By Cynthia Simmons “Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary” ( Psalm 96:6). I grow cattellya orchids indoors, and I love to watch the fragile buds swell until they pop so the delicate petals can unfurl a little at a time. Breathtaking! I feel as if I am seeing the hand of God at work. The frilly lip is the last to open, and then a light fragrance tinges the air. The sweet aroma lasts during the day until the flower starts to fade. My favorite orchid produces a spray of five or six…

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