Following on again with Toni's "a...is for" A-Z meme, this week's letter is O.
I was having a bit of trouble finding something to write about for the letter O, so I asked no-one for help.
She sent me this sentence.
"Orchid. You can use the fun fact that the name orchid comes from the Greek 'orkhis' literally means testicle. Heh. Apparently so named because the roots of the plant look like testicles. Which is funny since so many people find it really romantic to be given a bunch of Orchids."
Well after reading that, of course I had to google* orchid roots and found out they didn't look like testicles at all.
They do, however, resemble sperm.
I wonder if my mum was aware of this when she insisted I carry a spray of white orchids at my wedding and my bridesmaids carry sprays of pale green orchids.
here are some images* for you >>>
I didn't even have a choice in colours, it really was more mum's wedding than mine.
She planned everything!
So many different types in so many colours.
*thank you google images