Wonderful laelia Purpurata Delicata from Brazil, there are seven flowers in this bunch. Close up of one of them.
Rare alba form of Shomburkia Thomsoniana from Jamaica Dendrobium Pololo, the plant was too large to move for picture.
Observations focused on the problems of an underdeveloped country, Venezuela, with some serendipity about the world (orchids, techs, science, investments, politics) at large. A famous Venezuelan, Juan Pablo Perez Alfonzo, referred to oil as the devil's excrement. For countries, easy wealth appears indeed to be the sure path to failure. Venezuela might be a clear example of that.