An artist, don't remember who, said that he did not truly see something until he drew it. Nothing could be truer when it comes to orchids. I always thought they were beautiful, but it wasn't until I painted one that I realized how amazingly symmetric they are. Exquisite petals precisely arranged again and again. Every flower is perfect!!
I have painted many orchids and never feel that I have done them justice. Next time you see one, look closely, you'll be amazed.