Bruno D'Amicis - The very last one
If there is one great thing about spring and living in central Italy is the incredible abundance and variety of wild orchid species that appear on the land from the end of winter until mid summer for the joy of nature photographers. When the last alpine species have lost their flowers and released their seeds in summer, one thinks “well, it’s over now” and believes he has to wait for 6-7 months at least until the earlier species will be found again. But there is a last one in the line. The Autumn Lady’s tresses: a crazy-looking orchid that, last but not least, flowers in early autumn (until mid October here in Abruzzi!) to give a last, true spark of orchid-joy to the photographer and a nice reminder of the spring that will come.
Tags: abruzzi, autumn, bruno damicis, italy, lady s-tresses, orchid, spiranthes spiralis